Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #3
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.
Send us your answers, name (initials are acceptable if you prefer), and your hometown by the quiz deadline of Tuesday, October 2, 2001
, using the Quiz answer form
. Answers will be published on the MISR web site. The names and home towns of respondents who answer all questions correctly by the deadline will also be published in the order responses were received. The first 3 people on this list who are not affiliated with NASA, JPL, or MISR and who have not previously won a prize will be sent a print of the image.
A new "Where on Earth...?" mystery will appear quarterly. The image also appears on the following NASA websites: NASA Earth Portal
, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
, NASA Climate Change
, NASA Earth Observatory
and the Atmospheric Sciences Data Center
, though typically with a several-hour delay.
Credit: Image credit: NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.
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