Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz # 20: Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe
Here's another chance to play geographical detective! This natural-color image from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) represents an area of about 380 kilometers x 574 kilometers, and was captured by the instrument's vertical-viewing (nadir) camera in July, 2003. Use any reference materials you like to answer the following 5 questions.
1. Name the nation(s) that appear and any national capital cities included within the image area.
2. At the top of the image are several large lakes with extensive swamps and marshlands to the east and southeast. Three of the following four statements about the marshlands are true. Which one is false?
3. In the center left-hand portion of the image is a large green-colored area, bordered by a big river on its northern flank. Three of the following four statements about this area are true. Which one is false?(A) Despite intensive copper mining activities to the south, this forested region does not sit atop a rich deposit of copper ore.
4. A steep escarpment traverses the right-hand portion of the image, and a fertile valley is found to its east. Three of the following four statements about this region are true. Which one is false?(A) This escarpment is part of a 6000 kilometer-long fault system.
5. In the very bottom right of the image, at the junction of two rivers, is a large, pale green lake. Three of the following four statements about it are true. Which one is false?(A) Give or take a few meters, the average depth of the lake is about 25 meters.
E-mail your answers, name (initials are acceptable if you prefer), and your hometown by the quiz deadline of Tuesday, November 9, 2004, to email@example.com. 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.
A new "Where on Earth...?" mystery appears as the MISR "latest featured image" approximately once every two-to-three months. New featured images are released on Wednesdays at noon Pacific time on the MISR home page, http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov. 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.
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.