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Geography from Space 2011 Quiz

Answers to Geography from Space 2011 Quiz

Image Clue Correct Answer
Terra/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

This country (white arrows) is bordered on the north by the Bay of Biscay and the Pyrenees mountain range, on the east by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the west by Portugal. Name the country.
Terra/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Spain
Terra/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The muddy brown waters of South America’s longest river flow from west to east across this scene. Name the river.
Terra/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Amazon River
Terra/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Land Science Team, NASA/GSFC

The Sinai Peninsula marks the northeast corner of this North African country (white arrows). The country’s landscape consists mainly of dry desert plateaus, but also contains a long fertile river valley and delta. Name the country.
Terra/MODIS image courtesy of MODIS Land Science Team, NASA/GSFC

Egypt
Terra/MODIS mosaic courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Ice covers the world’s northernmost ocean in this scene from July 2011. Name the ocean.
Terra/MODIS mosaic courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Arctic Ocean
Landsat image with National Elevation Dataset topography courtesy of USGS

The Grand Canyon winds through the northwest portion of this U.S. state that is also home to Meteor Crater. Name the state.
Landsat image with National Elevation Dataset topography courtesy of USGS

Arizona
Aqua/MODIS image courtesy of Ocean Color Team, NASA/GSFC

This country consists of two main islands, the North and South, separated by the Cook Strait. The North Island contains many volcanoes, hot springs, and geysers. The South Island is mountainous and its highest peak is Mount Cook. Name the country.
Aqua/MODIS image courtesy of Ocean Color Team, NASA/GSFC

New Zealand
ALI image courtesy of NASA EO-1 Team

Lying between Java and Sumatra, two green vegetation-covered islands are the calm remnants of a volcano that erupted in 1883. This colossal eruption produced a devastating tsunami. The brown island covered with lava flows formed later and remains active today. Name the destructive 19th-century volcano.
ALI image courtesy of NASA EO-1 Team

Krakatau
ISS photograph courtesy of ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA/JSC

The largest of the Greek islands, it lies between the Aegean and Lybian seas. In Greek mythology, it is the home of King Minos and the Minotaur. Name the island.
ISS photograph courtesy of ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA/JSC

Crete


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