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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS61A-489-12 Date: na 1985
Geographic Region: VENEZUELA
Feature: RIO CARONI-RES,ORINOCO R


IMAGE
 
STS61A-489-0012 Caroni River and Guri Reservoir, Venezuela October 1985
The dark blue waters of the Guri Reservoir in southeastern Venezuela are visible in the center of this northwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. The Guri Reservoir, built on the Caroni River in the early 1980s, provides water and electricity for steel plants and other industries around Guayana and irrigation projects along the Caroni River. Upon its completion in mid-1986, the dam produced more than 10 gigawatts of electricity, the first in the world to do so. The Caroni River, which originates in southeastern Venezuela near the border with Guyana, flows northward 550 miles (885 kilometers) and joins the sediment-filled Orinoco River near the city of Guayana (not easily discernible in the photograph). Before this photograph was taken, much forest (dark green) had been cleared south of the Orinoco River; subsequently, much land near the southern end of the reservoir and upstream of the Caroni River has been deforested, leading to silting problems within the reservoir.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 158k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 489 - 12
Geographical Name: VENEZUELA  
Features: RIO CARONI-RES,ORINOCO R  
Center Lat x Lon: 7.5N x 62.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 40
 
Camera:: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 1985____   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: FOREST, HILL, VALLEY  
Water Views: RESERVOIR, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, DAM  
City Views:  

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