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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51J-144-23 Date: Oct. 1985
Geographic Region: BOLIVIA
Feature: LAGO POOPO

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  STS51J-144-0023 Altiplano, Southwest Bolivia October 1985
Part of the high plateau known as the Altiplano in southwestern Bolivia, with average elevations exceeding 12 000 feet (3660 meters), is captured in this near-vertical photograph. The Altiplano is a sediment-filled depression that is bounded by the volcanic peaks of the Cordillera Occidental to the west and the folded mountain ranges of the Cordillera Oriental to the east. Numerous volcanoes, some with peaks exceeding 16 000 feet (4875 meters), are visible along the western edge of the photograph. The two large, highly reflective features are dry lake beds (salars) where salt has been deposited on the ground. The smaller, northernmost salt marsh is the Salar de Coipasa, and the larger, highly reflective surface is the Salar de Uyuni. Lake Poopó, the shallow lake whose depth never exceeds 15 feet (4.5 meters), displays a sediment plume dispersed throughout the lake. Although Lake Poopó receives some water from drainage along its southern end, the major water supply flows into the northern end of the lake via the intermittently flowing Desaguadero River, which connects Lake Titicaca with Lake Poopó. (Refer to STS-032-088-069, STS-073-735-047, STS-048-072-049, and STS-064-091-022 for additional information on Lake Poopó.)
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 104k
Mission: STS51J  
Roll - Frame: 144 - 23
Geographical Name: BOLIVIA  
Features: LAGO POOPO  
Center Lat x Lon: 19S x 67.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 198510__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: BASIN, MOUNTAIN, PLATEAU, SALAR, VOLCANO  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT, 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 ** Currently displayed photo **
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
Description: BOLIVIA, LAKE POOPO-1995; LAKE IS DRY
Sequence ID: 6H



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