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S36-81-053 - STS-036 - Earth observations of Great Salt Lake,Utah taken during the STS-36 mission

S36-81-053 - STS-036 - Earth observations of Great Salt Lake,Utah taken during the STS-36 mission

 
 
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Description: Earth observation images of Great Salt Lake, Utah taken during the STS-36 mission from Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104. As seen from space, the Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA (41.5N, 112.5W) appears as two separate bodies of water with a narrow divider in the middle. At the turn of the century, a railroad bridge without culverts, was built across the lake and ever since, the water and salinity levels have been uneqal on either side. Fed by snowmelt from the nearby Wasatch Mountains, the lake in recent years has had record high water levels, threatening to flood the local areas. Image 054 was selected by the Public Affairs Office (PAO) for public release.

Subject Terms: STS-36, ATLANTIS (ORBITER), EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE), CITIES, EXTINCT LAKES, GREAT SALT LAKE (UT), LAKES, MOUNTAINS

Date Taken: 2/28/1990 0:00

Categories: Earth Observations

Interior_Exterior: Exterior

Ground_Orbit: On-orbit

Original: Film - 70MM CT

Preservation File Format: TIFF

geon: USA-UTAH

feat: GREAT SALT LAKE

lat: 41.5

lon: -112.5

tilt: 48

cldp: 5

nlat: 43.8

nlon: -111.6

dir: S

azi: 162

alt: 133

elev: 37
STS-36

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1990
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The U.S. National Archives
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