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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS064-91-22 Date: Sep. 1994
Geographic Region: BOLIVIA
Feature: LAKE POOPO, DRY

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  STS064-091-022 Lake Poopó, Bolivia September 1994
An almost dried-up Lake Poopó (also called Lake Aullagas) is visible in this low-oblique, west-looking photograph. Lake waters have been receding since 1990 (refer to STS-048-072-049, September 1991), and the inflow of the Desaguadero River at the lake's north end (brown) has slowed to a trickle. At the south end of the lake is a small river that drains Lake Poopó and follows a westward course until it finally drains into Salar de Coipasa (not visible in the photograph). Without years of near-normal or above-normal precipitation in the region, the lake will continue to dry because of evaporation resulting from intense sunshine and strong winds. A small light blue lake is visible east of Lake Poopó near the town of Challapata (grayish smudge at the base of the mountains south of the small lake). With the carrying capacity of Lake Poopó becoming inadequate, migratory wading birds from North America will need to find other area lakes for their wintering grounds.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 94k
Mission: STS064  
Roll - Frame: 91 - 22
Geographical Name: BOLIVIA  
Features: LAKE POOPO, DRY  
Center Lat x Lon: 19S x 67W
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: 49   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: 77  
 
Date: 19940914   YYYYMMDD
Time: 171803   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.2S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 64.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 324   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 140   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 62   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLATEAU, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
Associated Photos in Sequence:

IMAGEPhoto #: STS057-99-65
Description: PERU/BOLIVIA-1993; L. TITICACA, L. POOPO REGION-SYNOPTIC VIEW
Sequence ID: 6A

IMAGEPhoto #: SL3-115-1911
Description: BOLIVIA, LAKE POOPO-1973; LAKE LEVEL
Sequence ID: 6B

IMAGEPhoto #: STS51J-144-23
Description: BOLIVIA, LAKE POOPO-1985; LAKE LEVEL
Sequence ID: 6C

IMAGEPhoto #: STS026-40-64
Description: BOLIVIA, LAKE POOPO, LAKE COIPASA-1988; LAKE POOPO LAKE LEVEL
Sequence ID: 6D

IMAGEPhoto #: STS032-88-69
Description: BOLIVIA, LAKE POOPO-1990; LAKE LEVEL
Sequence ID: 6E

IMAGEPhoto #: STS048-72-49
Description: BOLIVIA, LAKE POOPO-1991; LAKE LEVEL CHANGES
Sequence ID: 6F

IMAGEPhoto #: STS064-91-22 ** Currently displayed photo **
Description: BOLIVIA, LAKE POOPO-1994; DECREASING LAKE LEVEL
Sequence ID: 6G

IMAGEPhoto #: STS073-735-47
Description: BOLIVIA, LAKE POOPO-1995; LAKE IS DRY
Sequence ID: 6H



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