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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS41G-37-79 Date: Oct. 1984
Geographic Region: TURKEY
Feature: LAKE VAN

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  STS41G-037-0079 Lake Van, Turkey October 1984
This low-oblique, southwest-looking photograph shows Lake Van, the largest lake in Turkey. This saline lake, located in eastern Turkey at 5640 feet (1719 meters) above sea level, has no outlet, a maximum length of 75 miles (120 kilometers), a maximum width of 50 miles (80 kilometers), and an area of 1450 square miles (3755 square kilometers). Its waters are unusually rich in sodium carbonate and other salts that are extracted by evaporation and used as detergents. Darekh, a species of herring caught during the spring floods, spawns near the mouths of streams feeding the lake and is the only fish that can survive Lake Van's brackish waters. The lake is surrounded by fruit- and grain-growing agricultural areas. Visible in this photograph, viewing clockwise from south to east of the lake, are the rugged Satak Mountains; Nemrut Lake, the crater lake of an active volcano that last erupted in 1440; and Lake Ercek, a small blue lake.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 159k
Mission: STS41G  
Roll - Frame: 37 - 79
Geographical Name: TURKEY  
Features: LAKE VAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 43.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 1
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 39   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 32  
Date: 19841007   YYYYMMDD
Time: 103102   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 40.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 44.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 134   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 143   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, SUNGLINT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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