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Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: October 21st, 2011, 4:53 pm
by zyzzyva980
I think there's a good chance we'll be seeing meteorology on the tests. Even on the NASA tutorial it's lumped together with the hydrosphere. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to find a meteorology question come up- though it would be more geared to RS than the sort of Meteorology from B.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: October 24th, 2011, 7:59 am
by PAweatherguy
Yeah... I would definitely study some meteorology. You don't have to study *everything* meteorology-related for sure... google and focus on subjects such as Hydrometeorology. That should give you a good start on where to focus your attention.

One of the years I participated... I believe in 2004... they focused entirely on Hurricane Andrew in South Florida including looking at storm surge, property damage photos, etc. It was by far the best RS test I had, and I enjoyed it immensely.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 4:40 pm
by cngu23
Yeah... I would definitely study some meteorology. You don't have to study *everything* meteorology-related for sure... google and focus on subjects such as Hydrometeorology. That should give you a good start on where to focus your attention.

One of the years I participated... I believe in 2004... they focused entirely on Hurricane Andrew in South Florida including looking at storm surge, property damage photos, etc. It was by far the best RS test I had, and I enjoyed it immensely.
So basically is this like atmospheric stuff? Like hadley, ferrel, and polar cells, weather fronts, atmospheric inversions, to list a few?

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 4:59 pm
by zyzzyva980
The meteorology-related problems you'll see on the test will probably be those that you can see in images taken by satellites. Stuff like RADAR images- and also as PAweatherguy pointed out, photographs of damage from storms, etc. Don't get too caught up in the Meteorology aspect of the test, it shouldn't be anything like the B event at all.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 7:15 pm
by cngu23
The meteorology-related problems you'll see on the test will probably be those that you can see in images taken by satellites. Stuff like RADAR images- and also as PAweatherguy pointed out, photographs of damage from storms, etc. Don't get too caught up in the Meteorology aspect of the test, it shouldn't be anything like the B event at all.
Alright, so it's more based on image analysis, instead of the separate concepts themselves? Last year, the only thing I encountered not related to satellite imagery were questions involving global warming that asked about the effects of greenhouse gases and such.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 7:25 pm
by zyzzyva980
Correct; this year you may encounter similar questions about human impact on the hydrosphere (such as the aforementioned Aral Sea or BP oil spill problems) as that is part of the topic, but most of the time you will be using images to answer these questions.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: November 11th, 2011, 6:20 am
by haverstall
So, something came up while we were studying for this event. One of the concepts we have to know is "changes in sea level and ice elevation." I think we could probably see changes in sea level through more/less ground cover, but for ice elevation, could we anticipate some form of topographical map, seeing as changes in ice elevation wouldn't necessarily lead to more/less ground cover.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: November 11th, 2011, 8:26 am
by EastStroudsburg13
I'd say so, since you could easily be given a topo map with a glacier on it. Then there could be a question saying "The ice recedes 20 feet in elevation, how much ground cover is lost?" or something like that. So yes, I can see a topo map being used.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: November 15th, 2011, 5:08 am
by cngu23
Anyone have a good source for the acronyms?

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: November 15th, 2011, 8:37 am
by EastStroudsburg13
I know the Remote Sensing Wiki has several of them. The NASA tutorial link from the bottom of the wiki also probably has several acronyms.