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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS078-733-30 Date: na 1996
Geographic Region: PERU

STS078-733-030 Lake Titicaca, Peru and Bolivia June 1996
Located in the high plateau of the Andes Mountains at roughly 12500 feet (3700 meters) above sea level, between Peru and Bolivia is Lake Titicaca (large dark feature at center). The lake is divided by a north-south boundary that partitions the northwest section of the lake to Peru and the southeast section to Bolivia. Climatically, this section of the Altiplano is classified as semi-desert. Most of the precipitation that falls comes with the summer rains. This moisture, or recharge of freshwater into Lake Titicaca, is supplemented by melting snow and ice from the Andes Mountains. This image graphically shows the impact that the Andes Mountains has on the local climate (cloud covered eastern slopes of the Andes versus cloud free conditions on the Altiplano).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 378k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 733 - 30
Geographical Name: PERU  
Center Lat x Lon: 16S x 69.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 40  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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
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Date: 1996____   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
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