Remote Sensing

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Re: Remote Sensing

Postby manutd94 » May 29th, 2009, 3:05 pm

Has anyone found any good books lately on Remote Sensing?
2010 States: 1st Astronomy, 1st Remote Sensing
2010 Nationals: 3rd Astronomy, 5th Remote Sensing
2011 States: 1st Astronomy, 2nd Wind Power, 5th Fossils
2011 Nationals: 1st Astronomy, 6th Wind Power
2012 States: 1st Astronomy, 1st Remote Sensing, 3rd Chemistry Lab

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Re: Remote Sensing

Postby gneissisnice » June 2nd, 2009, 2:26 pm

I have to say, this was not really a good test. Most of it was on the satellite imagery rather than the environmental stuff, and 37 questions, with mostly multiple choice is not a great way to determine who knows more about the event. And this is coming from the person that got 3rd (well, one of the people). I think we medalled because of the tiebreaker page, honestly.
And the questions based on Canadian geography were kinda weird. I mean, they weren't blatantly on that, they were more like "Based on this unlabeled map of Canada, what was the temperature increase of Quebec?". So we had to know where Quebec was.
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Re: Remote Sensing

Postby gogofofo » June 4th, 2009, 3:31 pm

I have to say, this was not really a good test. Most of it was on the satellite imagery rather than the environmental stuff, and 37 questions, with mostly multiple choice is not a great way to determine who knows more about the event. And this is coming from the person that got 3rd (well, one of the people). I think we medalled because of the tiebreaker page, honestly.
And the questions based on Canadian geography were kinda weird. I mean, they weren't blatantly on that, they were more like "Based on this unlabeled map of Canada, what was the temperature increase of Quebec?". So we had to know where Quebec was.
Yeah, the test was way too short/easy. There was really no way to separate who did and didn't know the event, so I had no idea where we would end up placing. I'm just thankful we ended up in the top 20. And about Canada, my partner asked the proctor where Newfoundland (or some other Canadian province) was, and he wouldn't tell him. Which is annoying because I don't think that knowledge of Canadian provinces lies within the rules of the event.
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2009: 1st Forensics, 1st Astronomy, 3rd Remote Sensing
2010: 1st Forensics, 1st Astro
2011: 1st Forensics, 2nd Astro, 1st TPS

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2009: 10th Forensics, 3rd Astronomy, 11th Remote Sensing
2010: 1st Forensics, 9th Astronomy
2011: 2nd Forensics, 8th Astronomy, 10th TPS

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Re: Remote Sensing

Postby tad_k_22 » June 5th, 2009, 12:54 pm

The test was good, though, on all points but that it was too short--and Van Hecke (supervisor) was just using Canada remote sensing images, he was drilling in the point that everybody should have read the tutorial. Longer was the main problem.

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Re: Remote Sensing

Postby GoldenKnightB » June 5th, 2009, 7:31 pm

[quote="tad_k_22"]The test was good, though, on all points but that it was too short--and Van Hecke (supervisor) was just using Canada remote sensing images, he was drilling in the point that everybody should have read the tutorial. Longer was the main problem.quote]

Are you refering to the tutorial from NASA (Dr. Nicholas Short) or is there another one?

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Re: Remote Sensing

Postby sciolykid101 » June 5th, 2009, 9:20 pm

What tutorial?
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Re: Remote Sensing

Postby rocketman1555 » June 6th, 2009, 6:15 am

http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/

this is the nasa tutorial
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Re: Remote Sensing

Postby manutd94 » June 6th, 2009, 6:53 am

Will Remote be the same next year? It says it's pending to be human impact again, but does anyone know yet?
2010 States: 1st Astronomy, 1st Remote Sensing
2010 Nationals: 3rd Astronomy, 5th Remote Sensing
2011 States: 1st Astronomy, 2nd Wind Power, 5th Fossils
2011 Nationals: 1st Astronomy, 6th Wind Power
2012 States: 1st Astronomy, 1st Remote Sensing, 3rd Chemistry Lab

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Re: Remote Sensing

Postby gneissisnice » June 6th, 2009, 9:31 am

I figure its probably the same, since it was mars for a few years, and its only been human impact on the environment for one.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Remote Sensing

Postby gogofofo » June 6th, 2009, 4:41 pm

The test was good, though, on all points but that it was too short--and Van Hecke (supervisor) was just using Canada remote sensing images, he was drilling in the point that everybody should have read the tutorial. Longer was the main problem.

Great job in Astronomy, by the way!
Oh wow, that tutorial was one of the first things I looked at for the event. Why did he think that we should have known to study it?

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2009: 1st Forensics, 1st Astronomy, 3rd Remote Sensing
2010: 1st Forensics, 1st Astro
2011: 1st Forensics, 2nd Astro, 1st TPS

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2009: 10th Forensics, 3rd Astronomy, 11th Remote Sensing
2010: 1st Forensics, 9th Astronomy
2011: 2nd Forensics, 8th Astronomy, 10th TPS


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