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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS077-713-64 Date: May 1996
Geographic Region: BOLIVIA

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  STS077-713-064 Lake Poopó, Bolivia May 1996
Lake Poopó, normally a large, marsh-fringed salt lake, is featured in this west-looking, low-oblique photograph. Located on the Andean altiplano at more than 12 000 feet (3660 meters) above sea level, the lake—normally no more than 10 feet (3 meters) deep and 1150 square miles (3000 square kilometers) in area—has experienced decreasing water levels since the early 1990s. The lake lies at the lower end of a surface drainage system, the Desaguadero River that starts at Lake Titicaca to the north, whose levels have also been receding. Lake Poopó drains to the west into Salar de Coipasa, a salt basin. (Refer to the following photographs for lake levels and other information: STS-51J-144-0023, October 1985; STS-032-088-069, January 1990; STS-048-072-049, September 1991, STS-064-091-022, September 1994; and STS-073-735-047, October 1995.)
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 139k
Mission: STS077  
Roll - Frame: 713 - 64
Geographical Name: BOLIVIA  
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: LO   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 7  
Date: 19960519   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201623   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.6S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 63.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 300   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 153   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 18   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
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