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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS052-72-43 Date: Oct. 1992
Geographic Region: INDIA
Feature: W COAST, PUNE

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  STS052-072-043 Western Ghats, India October 1992
The rugged, forest-covered Western Ghats, an almost uninterrupted chain that parallels the west Indian coast of the Arabian Sea for 1000 miles (1600 kilometers), can be seen in this west-southwest-looking photograph. The mountains present a formidable barrier to winds and transportation; few highways and railroads traverse the chain. With elevations of 3000 to 5000 feet (900 to 1500 meters) above the narrow coastal plain, the mountains have steep seaward faces, while their landward sides that connect with Deccan Plateau (east side of the photograph) are gentle and rolling. Annual precipitation of 70 inches (178 centimeters) along the coast decreases inland to less than 30 inches (76 centimeters). The streams of the Western Ghats are used for hydroelectric power generation. Partially obscured by clouds (northwest corner of the photograph) is the city of Bombay.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 154k
Mission: STS052  
Roll - Frame: 72 - 43
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Features: W COAST, PUNE  
Center Lat x Lon: 18.0N x 74.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 21   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 50  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 59  
 
Date: 19921026   YYYYMMDD
Time: 083904   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 17.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 74.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 225   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 157   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 49   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, COAST, FOREST, PLATEAU  
Water Views: OCEAN, SEDIMENT, RESERVOIR, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: DEFORESTATION  
City Views:  
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