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Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #3
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Heres 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 instruments vertical-viewing (nadir)
camera on August 20, 2001. Use any reference materials you
like and answer the following four questions:
Which nations coastline is featured in this image?
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.
Which fish play important roles in the lifestyle and economy of
this coastal region? Choose A, B, or C:
Tetrapturus audax and Euthynnus affinis
Gadus morhua and Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Seriola lalandei and Scomberomorus plurilineatus
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?
Answers will be published on the MISR web site
(http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov) in conjunction with the next
weekly image release. 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 did not win a
prize in the last quiz will be sent a print of the image.