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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS073-735-47 Date: Nov. 1995
Geographic Region: BOLIVIA
Feature: LAKE POOPO, DRAINAGE

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  STS073-735-047 Lake Poopó, Bolivia October 1995
Since 1994, some Space Shuttle photographs of Lake Poopó, located on the Altiplano of southwestern Bolivia, have shown the lake only partially filled with water. This photograph, showing almost no measurable surface water in the lake, indicates moisture only in the dark area that almost completely outlines the lake. The darker area probably represents some form of vegetation in what was the deeper part of the lake. The Desaguadero River, which has been the major water recharge source for the lake, is difficult to trace. This photograph is part of a time sequence that shows the fluctuations in water levels of the lake. (Refer to STS-51J-144-0023, STS-032-088-069, STS-048-072-049, and STS-064-091-022 for additional photographs and data.)
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 110k
Mission: STS073  
Roll - Frame: 735 - 47
Geographical Name: BOLIVIA  
Features: LAKE POOPO, DRAINAGE  
Center Lat x Lon: 18.5S x 67W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 19   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
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: 228  
 
Date: 19951103   YYYYMMDD
Time: 163603   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 18.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 66.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 297   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 145   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 82   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN, PLAIN, PLATEAU  
Water Views: LAKE, PLAYA  
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
Description: BOLIVIA, LAKE POOPO-1994; DECREASING LAKE LEVEL
Sequence ID: 6G

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



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