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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS038-82-68 Date: Nov. 1990
Geographic Region: OMAN

STS038-082-068 Salalah, Oman November 1990
Salalah, a small coastal city in southwest Oman about 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the eastern border of Yemen, is part of the arid Arabian Peninsula that is classified as a desert because it receives less than 10 inches (25 centimeters) of annual rainfall. North of Salalah, deeply dissected, low mountains that average 2500 feet (750 meters) above sea level flank the relatively narrow coastal plain. Despite arid conditions, this area of Oman offers a suitable environment for raising selected crops on a limited basis. Irrigated agriculture is necessary in this area, with most of the water provided by mountain runoff or wells. Dark green, angular field patterns indicate commercial agriculture enterprises. Some sugarcane is cultivated, and cattle are raised in this isolated, dry coastal area. Several manmade features are discernible in the photograph--three center-pivot irrigated fields; a single airport runway northwest of the largest dark field pattern; roads crossing the mountains; and some highly reflective roadways and tracks traversing the coastal plains.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 130k
Mission: STS038  
Roll - Frame: 82 - 68
Geographical Name: OMAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 17.0N 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: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 40  
Date: 19901118   YYYYMMDD
Time: 095000   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 16.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 54.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 216   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 119   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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