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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS084-708-67 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: CHINA
Feature: TIBET PLATEAU, L. PAIKU

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  STS084-708-067 Lake Paiku, China May 1997
Located on the Tibetan Plateau, “The Roof of the World”, at 15070 feet (4591 meters), Lake Paiku is visible (center of image) in this south-looking view. Lake Paiku is 17 miles (27 km) long and 4 miles (6 km) wide at its narrowest point. Surrounded by rugged mountains on three sides that reach altitudes in excess of 19000 feet (5725 meters), numerous small streams drain into the lake. To the south of Lake Paiku at the upper center of the image, the snow-capped, glaciated rugged peaks of the Himalaya Mountains, that reach altitudes in excess of 24000 feet (7320 meters) are visible. Streams fed by glaciers (upper center) cascade to the valley floor south of Lake Paiku, but only a few streams actually reach the lake. Lake Paiku has no stream outlet. Two small salt lakes can be seen on the image, Lake Lodu Loney to the north (bottom right), and Lake Langiang to the east (left center). The Dogxung River is visible in the lower left quadrant of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 391k
Mission: STS084  
Roll - Frame: 708 - 67
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Features: TIBET PLATEAU, L. PAIKU  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.0N x 85.5E
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: 26   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 107  
 
Date: 19970522   YYYYMMDD
Time: 025216   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 30.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 86.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 90   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 205   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 45   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, FAULT, GLACIER, PLATEAU  
Water Views: LAKE  
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Man Made Views:  
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