Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #3

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:
    1. Tetrapturus audax and Euthynnus affinis
    2. Gadus morhua and Melanogrammus aeglefinus
    3. 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?

E-mail your answers, name (initials are acceptable if you prefer), and your hometown by Monday, October 1, 2001 to suggestions@mail-misr.jpl.nasa.gov.

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.

A new “Where on Earth...?” mystery appears as the MISR #147;image of the week” approximately once per month. A new image of the week is released every Wednesday at noon Pacific time on the MISR home page. The image also appears on the Earth Observatory, and on the Atmospheric Sciences Data Center home page, though usually with a several-hour delay.

Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.