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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS41B-41-2405 Date: Feb. 1984
Geographic Region: ETHIOPIA
Feature: AHMAR MOUNTAINS, SMOKE


IMAGE
 
STS41B-041-2405 Volcanic Mountains, Ethiopia February 1984
The East African Rift Valley extends generally northeast-southwest through the midsection of Ethiopia. The extreme eastern fringe of this graben valley just east of Lake Ziway is visible along the western margin of the photograph. The entire scene, including the visually imposing volcanic mountains, is almost in the geographic center of Ethiopia. The elongated volcanic mountainous structure has several peaks that exceed 12 000 feet (3660 meters), and the circular volcano to the west with its radial drainage pattern reaches an elevation of 13 140 feet (4005 meters) above sea level. The major drainage pattern on the eastern flank of the elongated mountain flows through deep and tortuous gorges as the water heads for the deserts of Somalia. Several smoke plumes rise from the forested slopes of the mountains. Burning is probably occurring to clear more land for subsistence agriculture, which is practiced in this region.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 141k
Mission: STS41B  
Roll - Frame: 41 - 2405
Geographical Name: ETHIOPIA  
Features: AHMAR MOUNTAINS, SMOKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 8.0N x 39.5E
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:   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
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
Orbit Number: 30  
 
Date: 198402__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
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
Land Views: ESCARPMENT, MOUNTAIN, VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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