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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby paleonaps » September 4th, 2010, 8:42 am

Just contributing what I know... jeez.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby quizbowl » September 4th, 2010, 8:55 am

then just read the wiki. gosh.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby zyzzyva980 » September 4th, 2010, 8:57 am

You know, that might be a good idea.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby Celeste » September 4th, 2010, 8:58 am

I'll help. It's about satellite imagery. You're asked questions about imaging satellites (like LANDSAT) and given images that you have to interpret. You're also given questions about the human impact on earth, (global warming/climate change) and much of the image interpretation has to do with human impact. For example, you're given two satellite pictures of an area of rain forest in different years and you have to calculate the percent that has been cut down. Or the square miles that a glacier has shrunk. Or asked about what band certain satellite sensors operate on. Or list five sources of greenhouse gases. I recommend knowing your electromagnetic spectrum.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby zyzzyva980 » September 4th, 2010, 8:59 am

Ok, thanks Celeste.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby quizbowl » September 4th, 2010, 9:00 am

I'll help. It's about satellite imagery. You're asked questions about imaging satellites (like LANDSAT) and given images that you have to interpret. You're also given questions about the human impact on earth, (global warming/climate change) and much of the image interpretation has to do with human impact. For example, you're given two satellite pictures of an area of rain forest in different years and you have to calculate the percent that has been cut down. Or the square miles that a glacier has shrunk. Or asked about what band certain satellite sensors operate on. Or list five sources of greenhouse gases. I recommend knowing your electromagnetic spectrum.
how would one calculate that?
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby paleonaps » September 4th, 2010, 9:01 am

Thanks, that was a big help. But I repeat quizbowl's question- how would you calculate that.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby ichaelm » September 4th, 2010, 9:12 am

There are many ways. You could use a grid to calculate how much of the area was covered by forest in each of the pictures, and calculate the percent decrease. You could count the number of trees in each picture, and calculate the percent decrease. You could visually overlay the pictures on top of each other, and highlight places where trees disappeared, calculate the area, and calculate the percent decrease. Depends on the situation.

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby zyzzyva980 » September 4th, 2010, 9:17 am

I'm wondering how much map reading will be involved, percentage-wise.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby paleonaps » September 4th, 2010, 9:20 am

I hope a good amount. Maybe 30%.
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