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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-200-105 Date: Oct. 1994

STS068-200-105 Tobol River, Russia October 1994
Described by many scientists as the world's largest unbroken lowland, the West Siberian Plain is a region of numerous river basins and broad expanses of swampy terrain. The Tobol River flows northeasterly until it merges with the easterly draining Tavda River and then the Tobol takes an easterly course. Notice that both rivers have very dramatic meandering stream channels. In particular the Tobol River has an assortment of meander scars and several oxbow lakes that have formed in the wide floodplain of this constantly changing river. East of the confluence of these two rivers (lower left quadrant) the Tobol River becomes a winding stream. The nature of the color infrared image with the pinkish-looking areas (representing green vegetation) scattered throughout the scene shows areas where vegetative cover can be mapped.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 394k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 200 - 105
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Center Lat x Lon: 57.0N x 67.0E
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: 14   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: 29  
Date: 19941002   YYYYMMDD
Time: 050152   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 57.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 67.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 142   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 24   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FLOOD PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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