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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS087-720-62 Date: Nov. 1997
Geographic Region: CHINA
Feature: P'O-MO LAKE

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  STS087-720-062 Yamzho and Puma Lakes, China November 1997
Located on the southern Tibetan Plateau, two fairly large salt lakes are visible in this northeast-looking view. Near the center of the image is the almost rectangular-looking Puma Lake. Puma Lake is 20 miles (32 km) long, and is 8 miles (13 km) wide. Streams from the snow-capped surrounding mountains feed the lake, but the lake has no outlet. Some sediment can be seen entering the lake at its western end. In the upper left portion of the image is Yamzho Lake, which is over 45 miles (72 km) long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake does have an outlet stream at its far western end (not visible on the image). Yamzho Lake has a power station that was completed and dedicated in 1996 near the small village of Pai-Ti at the lake’s western end. This power station is the largest in Tibet.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 379k
Mission: STS087  
Roll - Frame: 720 - 62
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Features: P'O-MO LAKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.5N x 90.5E
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: 52   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 135  
 
Date: 19971128   YYYYMMDD
Time: 044802   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 87.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 159   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 150   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, PLATEAU, FAULT  
Water Views: LAKE  
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