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Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: July 6th, 2011, 7:13 am
by fishman100
Do you think that in the topic "Hydrosphere" they would have questions such as the Great Barrier Reef and underwater animals, etc?

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: July 6th, 2011, 3:35 pm
by gneissisnice
Do you think that in the topic "Hydrosphere" they would have questions such as the Great Barrier Reef and underwater animals, etc?
The reefs seem like a possibility, since they are structures, but actual questions on animals is probably out of the scope of the events. Though questions on how El Nino or La Nina affect populations is probably fair game.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: July 6th, 2011, 7:17 pm
by haverstall
Organisms wise, they might ask something related to microorganisms that feed on algae, and whether they would be in a certain area, based on satellite readout (e.g. IR pictures show red on water). (Completely making this up as I go, but it's pieced together from some vague memory).

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: July 23rd, 2011, 12:31 am
by Luo
Interestingly, the 2011-2012 event table on soinc lists next year's topic as Human Impact, not Hydrosphere. I wonder whether the phrase "on the Hydrosphere" was left out, or whether the topic will actually remain Human Impact.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: July 23rd, 2011, 5:44 am
by rfscoach
Interestingly, the 2011-2012 event table on soinc lists next year's topic as Human Impact, not Hydrosphere. I wonder whether the phrase "on the Hydrosphere" was left out, or whether the topic will actually remain Human Impact.
That is just a misprint. The topic is Earth's Hydrosphere.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: July 30th, 2011, 3:51 pm
by emperos
I think the way they did the events is kinda strange this year: we've got
water quality
dynamic planet, which emphasizes freshwater this year
and remote sensing, which emphasizes human impact on the hydrosphere
20 of 23 events have to do with water. which doesn't sound like much, but really... I don't think we've had this many events all on different facets of the same subject in quite a few years.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: July 30th, 2011, 4:55 pm
by haverstall
Interesting, I didn't realize that. This could prove very helpful for studying.

I think for most of the ecosystem events, there can be overlap in the topics. (e.g. Forestry, Forest Biomes for RS and Taiga for Ecology hypothetically)

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: July 30th, 2011, 4:58 pm
by EastStroudsburg13
It does seem rather centered on water, but I believe it's been mentioned before that most of the Earth is covered in water, so a couple events actually fits well with that. I'm not sure why they did it for this year in particular, but it's pretty fitting science-wise.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: July 30th, 2011, 7:25 pm
by emperos
Eaststroudsburg, I didn't think of it that way. I suppose it's a good point. I do think that they could have spread it over a couple years, though, but it is a good chance to study multiple events at the same time... I'll probably be doing that, as my signature suggests. :D

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: August 7th, 2011, 9:40 am
by naroinar
I don't think it's necessarily by design that there are a lot of water centric events, a lot of events in SO are on rotation. Dynamic planet has always been on a 3 year rotation so it makes sense that it's still lakes and rivers. I don't think there is going to be that much more overlap between events than in the past since the events are chosen so that certain categories are always represented (for instance there is always an ID event like ornithology or amphibians and reptiles). For instance from what I've heard, water quality in the past actually focused a lot on insect related stuff ( which seems somewhat logical given that it is replacing ecology).