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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-262-32 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-OREGON
Feature: MT. JEFFERSON, MT. HOOD


IMAGE
 
STS068-262-032 Cascade Range, Oregon, U.S.A. October 1994
This spectacular low-oblique, north-looking photograph features the Cascade Range of northern Oregon from North Sister Volcano at the bottom center to Mount Hood at the top center. Along the top portion of the photograph, the Columbia River is visible traversing east to west through the gorge it has cut. The Pacific Ocean shoreline was formed along the western edge of the mountain range, which began forming approximately 65 million years ago as rising magma boiled to the surface and built layer upon layer. Roughly 17 million years ago, the Cascade volcanoes became increasingly active, opening numerous fissures and pouring out lava. Approximately 2 million years later, dozens of the volcanoes erupted simultaneously, building the mountains in the Cascade Range to their present heights. Stratovolcanoes like Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson (the snow-covered peak near the center of the image), and North Sister are visible with less discernible shield volcanoes like Mount Washington and Three Fingered Jack located between North Sister and Mount Jefferson. Lava flows north of North Sister, mostly from Belknap Crater, a new, inactive, shield volcano, encompass areas around McKenzie Pass. Discernible east of Mount Jefferson (center right) are the Metolius River and Lake Chinook and west (left center) are the North Santiam River and Detroit Reservoir.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 322k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 262 - 32
Geographical Name: USA-OREGON  
Features: MT. JEFFERSON, MT. HOOD  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.0N x 121.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera:: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 19941002   YYYYMMDD
Time: 212906   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 41.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 122.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 210   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: RANGE, VOLCANO, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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