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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS028-82-5 Date: Aug. 1989
Geographic Region: USA-OREGON

STS028-082-005 Steens Mountains and Alvord Desert, Oregon, U.S.A. August 1989
The rugged fault block of the Steens Mountains, formed nearly 15 million years ago, is visible from the top center to the bottom center of this low-oblique, north-northeast-looking photograph. The western slopes of the mountains rise gradually for approximately 18 miles (29 kilometers) to an elevation of 9354 feet (2851 meters). The eastern face drops more than 5500 feet (1678 meters) in about 3 miles (5 kilometers) to the Alvord Desert, a graben that was created when a portion of the Earth's crust dropped between two faults, creating a valley (the white area in the photograph) rimmed on both sides by cliffs. East of the Alvord Desert are the Sheepshead Mountains. Precipitation is light in the area, except along the upper slopes of the Steens Mountains. Hot, dry summers and cold, dry winters, during which most of the precipitation falls in the form of snow, characterize the climate of the region.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 396k
Mission: STS028  
Roll - Frame: 82 - 5
Geographical Name: USA-OREGON  
Center Lat x Lon: 42.5N x 118.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 52   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 19  
Date: 19890809   YYYYMMDD
Time: 155538   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 41.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 121.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 95   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 30   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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