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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS041-86-91 Date: Oct. 1990
Geographic Region: NIGER

STS041-086-091 Plateaus of Northeast Niger October 1990
Two major plateaus of arid northeast Niger are impressive in this near-vertical photograph. The southern edge and escarpment of the Plateau du Mangeni are seen along the northern part of the photograph, while the northernmost edge of the Plateau du Djado is discernible near the southern part of the photograph. Although it is difficult to determine accurately elevation differences between the tops of the plateaus and the valley floors, a reasonable estimate is approximately 1000 feet (300 meters) in the more severe topographic relief areas. These plateaus present major obstacles to ground transportation through this part of the Sahara Desert. Barely visible is a trail (light blue line south of the Plateau du Mangeni) that follows the valley floor between the two plateaus in a general northwest-southeast orientation. The prevailing northeast wind creates visible wind streaks in a northeast-southwest alignment along the western half of the photograph, providing evidence of surface wind erosion of these plateaus.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 144k
Mission: STS041  
Roll - Frame: 86 - 91
Geographical Name: NIGER  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.5N x 12.5E
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: 5   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 61  
Date: 19901010   YYYYMMDD
Time: 061816   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 12.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 104   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 15   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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