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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-701-33 Date: Oct. 1995
Geographic Region: KAZAKHSTAN
Feature: LAKE, SALT PANS, CASPIAN S

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  STS073-701-033 Kara-Bogaz Gol and Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan September 1995
An arm of the Caspian Sea (dark blue body of water) and a natural evaporation basin, the lighter blue, water-filled Kara-Bogaz Gol can be seen in this northwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Because water levels in the Caspian Sea are higher than those in the basin, water flows into the evaporation basin through a dike built in 1979 across the narrow strip of land separating the two bodies of water, and salts are deposited along the basin's shoreline. The elevations of both bodies of water are below sea level, but normally the Caspian Sea is about 10 feet (3 meters) higher than Kara-Bogaz Gol; in the 1980s, however, the water level of the Caspian Sea was approximately the same or slightly lower than that of Kara-Bogaz Gol, causing a lower water level in the basin. Visible in the photograph are a small portion of Krasnovodskiy Bay to the southwest, Kazakhskiy Bay to the northwest, and the western portion of the rugged Ust-Yurt Plateau that extends along the northeast side of Kara-Bogaz Gol. (Refer to photograph STS-51F-040-0064 taken 10 years earlier, which shows very little water in Kara-Bogaz Gol.)
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 95k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 701 - 33
Geographical Name: KAZAKHSTAN  
Features: LAKE, SALT PANS, CASPIAN S  
Center Lat x Lon: 41.5N x 54.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 55   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 124  
 
Date: 19951028   YYYYMMDD
Time: 044217   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 56.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 128   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 142   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 21   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, BASIN, COAST, ESCARPMENT  
Water Views: SEA, LAKE, INLET  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
Associated Photos in Sequence:

IMAGEPhoto #: STS51F-40-64
Description: TURKMENISTAN, KARA-BOGAZ-GOL--1985; INLET WATER LEVEL INCREASE
Sequence ID: 11A

IMAGEPhoto #: STS059-L06-48
Description: TURKMENISTAN, KARA-BOGAZ-GOL--1994; INLET WATER LEVEL INCREASE
Sequence ID: 11B

IMAGEPhoto #: STS073-701-33 ** Currently displayed photo **
Description: TURKMENISTAN, KARA-BOGAZ-GOL--1995; INLET WATER LEVEL INCREASE
Sequence ID: 11C



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