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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS081-728-89 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA
Feature: PLANICIE BANDERITA LAKE


IMAGE
 
STS081-728-089 Cerros Colorados Reservoir, Argentina January 1997
The large double water body in the center of the image, the Cerros Colorados Reservoir, is located on the Patagonian Plateau in south-central Argentina. The reservoir was formed in a natural depression in the plateau by diverting water from the Rio Neuquen for flood control purposes. The two lakes identified with this reservoir are Lago Barriales (larger) and Lago Mari Menuco. Cultivated fields (vegetation) on the floodplains of the Neuquen and Limay Rivers appear as dark corridors crossing the pale brown, semiarid, shrubby landscape. Eastward from the junction of these two rivers, the river is known as the Negro. The kidney-shaped feature along the right edge of the image is Lago Pellegrini, a eutrophic lake. The light-colored areas around Lago Pellegrini are sandy, saline soils. Note the well-defined, dense pattern of gullies along the flank of the plateau (brownish feature top left) west of the Cerros Colorados Reservoir.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 306k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 728 - 89
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Features: PLANICIE BANDERITA LAKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 39S x 69W
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: 54   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: 132  
 
Date: 19970120   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181443   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 40.5S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 64.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 304   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 206   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 60   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FLOOD PLAIN, DESERT  
Water Views: RESERVOIR, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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