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Deutsch: Qinghai-See, China - November 1994
English: Qinghai Lake, China - also, originally known as Koko Nor in Mongolian and Tso Ngonpo in Tibetan - November 1994
Español: Lago Qinghai, China - Noviembre 1994
中文: 青海湖
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NASA Photo ID STS066-118-23
Image Caption: STS066-118-023 Qinghai Lake, Qinghai Province, China November 1994
Spacecraft nadir point: 38.0° N, 96.9° E
Photo center point: 37.0° N, 100.0° E
Nadir to Photo Center: East
Spacecraft Altitude: 161 nautical miles (298km)
Country or Geographic Name: CHINA
Cloud Cover Percentage: 0 (0-10)%
Sun Elevation Angle: 34°
Sun Azimuth: 162°
Camera: Hasselblad
Focal Length: 100mm
Camera Tilt: 51 degrees
Format: 5046: Kodak, natural color positive, Lumiere 100/5046, ASA 100, standard base
Film Exposure: Normal
Qinghai Lake, with an area of 1770 square miles (4580 square kilometers) and a maximum depth of 108 feet (33 meters), is the largest natural lake in China. Situated in the eastern end of the desert environment of the Qaidam Basin in Qinghai Province, the lake's main source of recharge water is snowmelt from the encircling mountain ranges that rise in excess of 14 000 feet (4265 meters). Several small deltas with cultivated field patterns surround the lake. Qinghai Lake, one of many inland saline lakes in west-central and northwest China, exhibits sand deposits on its western shoreline as well as its eastern shoreline where the deposits extend into the lake.

Camera location37° 00′ 00″ N, 100° 00′ 00″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo

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