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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS087-713-1 Date: Nov. 1997
Geographic Region: CHINA

STS087-713-001 Tibetan Lakes, China November 1997
Two distinct lakes (dark features) are clearly visible in this barren, elevated landscape of the Tibetan Plateau north of Bhutan. The surface elevation of the compact-looking lake near the center of the image, Puma Yumco Lake, is 16525 feet (5037 meters) above sea level; while the surface elevation of Yamzho Yumco Lake with its more elongated and complex pattern is 14700 feet (4480 meters). This section of the Chinese Tibetan Plateau is a rugged, sparsely vegetated plateau with practically all of the terrain in this image above 15000 feet (4572 meters) above sea level. An indefinite border that exists between Bhutan (south) and China (north) extends generally east to west across the higher elevations of the snow and ice (glaciers) Himalaya Mountains (bottom). Several peaks in these permanently glaciated mountains exceed 23000 feet (7010 meters). Numerous glaciated river valleys (dark drainage pattern bottom edge) drain southward through northern Bhutan.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 423k
Mission: STS087  
Roll - Frame: 713 - 1
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Features: YAMZHO LAKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.5N x 90.5E
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: 22   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 150  
Date: 19971129   YYYYMMDD
Time: 031417   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 89.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 139   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 149   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 27   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
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