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Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Quizzes
Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #3
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Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #3
09/26/2001

Here's another chance to play geographical detective! This Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) image covers an area measuring 350 kilometers x 415 kilometers, and was captured by the instrument's vertical-viewing (nadir) camera on August 20, 2001. Use any reference materials you like and answer the following four questions:

1. Which nation's coastline is featured in this image?

2. True or False?
A large-scale ocean current typically causes winters in this coastal area to be colder than other locations at the same latitude.

3. Which fish play important roles in the lifestyle and economy of this coastal region? Choose A, B, or C:
(A) Tetrapturus audax and Euthynnus affinis
(B) Gadus morhua and Melanogrammus aeglefinus
(C) Seriola lalandei and Scomberomorus plurilineatus

4. An American author wrote a short work of fiction inspired by a phenomenon associated with the area shown in the lower left portion of the image. The story was published in 1841. Who is the author and what is the title of the story?

MISR was built and is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, for NASA's Office of Earth Science, Washington, DC. The Terra satellite is managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology.

A new "Where on Earth...?" mystery will appear periodically. The image also appears on the Earth Observatory, http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/, and on the Atmospheric Sciences Data Center home pages, http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/, though usually with a several-hour delay.

Credit: Image credit: NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.

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