Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz 16: Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia
Here's another chance to play geographical detective! These natural-color images were acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) during October and November 2003. The two images represent about 310 kilometers x 141 kilometers (left panel) and 310 x 184 kilometers (right panel). This mystery concerns two coral atoll ecosystems located in different parts of the globe.
Use any reference materials you like to answer the following 4 questions.
1. Three of these four statements about the geomorphology of the coral reefs are true. Which one is false?
2. Three of the following four statements accurately describe coral atoll ecosystems. Which one does not?
3. Three of these four statements about the atolls of the left-hand image are true. Which one is false?
4. Three of these four statements about the atolls of the right-hand image are true. Which one is false?
E-mail your answers, name (initials are acceptable if you prefer), and your hometown by Tuesday, December 2 2003 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answers will be published on the MISR Quiz page. 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.
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.