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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS062-101-34 Date: Mar. 1994
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-NSW

STS062-101-034 Lake Tandou, New South Wales, Australia March 1994
Located in the Darling River drainage basin, Lake Tandou (formerly a dry lake bed) is an important agricultural site in this semiarid environment of west central New South Wales. Notice that Lake Tandou has a number of discreet field patterns across the entire extent of the former dry lake bed. This lake is being used to grow a variety of crops, such as cotton, cereal grains, and sunflowers by applying pioneering, sophisticated fertigation techniques. The technique combines intensive irrigation and enhanced fertilizers and involves the drip method of irrigation. Clearly this food-production system is important in water deficient farming areas and in this situation the water used by the project is continuously recycled. The dark winding feature that traverses the bottom of the picture is the Darling River and it's densely vegetated banks. The other two large, oval-shaped lakes are Lake Cawndilla and Menindee Lake (northernmost lake). Several smaller, generally oval-shaped lakes are also visible.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 321k
Mission: STS062  
Roll - Frame: 101 - 34
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-NSW  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.5S x 142.5E
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: 28   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 155  
Date: 19940314   YYYYMMDD
Time: 064702   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 143.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 283   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 24   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE, PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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