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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS077-713-64 Date: May 1996
Geographic Region: BOLIVIA

STS077-713-064 Lake Poopo, Bolivia May 1996
Lake Poopo, normally a large, marsh-fringed salt lake, is featured in this west-looking, low-oblique photograph. Located on the Andean altiplano at more than 12 000 feet (3660 meters) above sea level, the lake--normally no more than 10 feet (3 meters) deep and 1150 square miles (3000 square kilometers) in area--has experienced decreasing water levels since the early 1990s. The lake lies at the lower end of a surface drainage system, the Desaguadero River that starts at Lake Titicaca to the north, whose levels have also been receding. Lake Poopo drains to the west into Salar de Coipasa, a salt basin. (Refer to the following photographs for lake levels and other information: STS-51J-144-0023, October 1985; STS-032-088-069, January 1990; STS-048-072-049, September 1991, STS-064-091-022, September 1994; and STS-073-735-047, October 1995.)

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 139k
Mission: STS077  
Roll - Frame: 713 - 64
Geographical Name: BOLIVIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 19S x 67W
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 7  
Date: 19960519   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201623   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.6S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 63.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 300   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 153   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 18   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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