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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS059-154-160 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA

STS059-154-160 Sierra Nevada Mountains and Mono Lake, California, U.S.A. April 1994
The snow-covered central Sierra Nevada Mountains are featured in this low-oblique, west-looking photograph. Spring-fed, saline Mono Lake is visible near the lower right. Abundant snowmelt in the spring and early summer is important for filling rivers, lakes, and reservoirs that provide the state's drinking and agricultural water supplies. Runoffs east of the range provide irrigation for small agriculture tracts in the western portions of Nevada.

View is oriented with Mono Lake, California at the lower right; then the view is westward across the Sierra Nevada into the San Joaquin River drainage. A tine network of ski trails can be seen on the Mono Lake side of the Sierras, on a line between Mono Lake and the snow-free San Joaquin headwaters. The ski trails mark Mammoth Mountain, where Space Radar Laboratory (SRL) investigators are studying microwave measurements of the water content of snowpacks.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 277k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 154 - 160
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.5N x 119W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: LH
Camera Tilt: 30   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 40  
Date: 19940411   YYYYMMDD
Time: 211927   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 118.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 219   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 119   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
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