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Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: November 21st, 2010, 8:25 am
by Celeste
So i have no idea what this event is about everyone keeps saying human impact on the earth but what does that even mean. Does anyone know some good sites to look at or just what we actually have to do. PLEASE HELP!!!! :cry:
In a nutshell, human impact on earth means global warming. You'll find questions about things like greenhouse gas emissions and preventative measures against ecologic destruction. You can have images that show things like shrinking glaciers, deforestation, desertification, and irrigation expansion.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: November 29th, 2010, 2:23 pm
by Galacticdude
Based on my previous experiences with this event, it is helpful to have a basis in ecology and reading maps. It does help to have done Road Scholar in B division, but not essential. This really is an event that requires vast amounts of previous knowledge as well as studying, though it can be hard to figure out where to study first.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: November 29th, 2010, 2:26 pm
by Galacticdude
So i have no idea what this event is about everyone keeps saying human impact on the earth but what does that even mean. Does anyone know some good sites to look at or just what we actually have to do. PLEASE HELP!!!! :cry:
In a nutshell, human impact on earth means global warming. You'll find questions about things like greenhouse gas emissions and preventative measures against ecologic destruction. You can have images that show things like shrinking glaciers, deforestation, desertification, and irrigation expansion.
Well to say that human impact means global warming is kind of missing some key points. I have seen tests that also deal with deforestation, pollution, and desertification, though I will admit that global warming does play a critical role in this event.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: December 1st, 2010, 4:35 pm
by binary010101
The test (as far as I've seen) is oriented more towards satellite imagery than towards the actual impact on the environment. It's mostly been "what's happening in this picture - deforestation" than "what are the effects of what is happening in this picture."

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: December 1st, 2010, 4:58 pm
by winneratlife
The test (as far as I've seen) is oriented more towards satellite imagery than towards the actual impact on the environment. It's mostly been "what's happening in this picture - deforestation" than "what are the effects of what is happening in this picture."
+1

Which is why I suck at that part of the test.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: January 20th, 2011, 10:51 am
by EastStroudsburg13
I'm curious as to how much people have seen questions about specific satellites come up. I have about 2 pages (front and back) devoted to satellites and the instruments used on them, and am wondering if I really need that much, just in case. I've only ever taken one Remote Sensing test at a competition, so I'm looking for experience.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: January 20th, 2011, 11:10 am
by zyzzyva980
We haven't had much... I don't recall any on our first test this year, our second test maybe 5/11 questions were on satellites, and the third test didn't have very many at all... then again, I'm not very experienced in this event either.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: January 20th, 2011, 11:21 am
by Gillen
I haven't had too much about satellites either, but there has been some. I am putting a lot about satellites and the instruments they carry on my cheat sheets, because its hard to memorize all that stuff.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: January 24th, 2011, 3:22 pm
by greywolfst1
On the Nebraska Regional test on the exchange, anyone care to explain number 9?
Number 9 is using the radiant energy and heat balance and asking a hypothetical question that can be solved only numerically. Basically, look at the figure and numbers and solve. I don't know how to explain it better than this and what is already in the key.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: January 24th, 2011, 3:33 pm
by greywolfst1
First as a disclaimer, proctors tend to vary greatly in this event. There are ecologist that use remote sensing, but then would emphasize the ecology side. Then there are people who are in NASA and helped design/build the satellites, so they might emphasize satellites. A good exam should cover all these aspects. Since you are allowed to bring in sheets, I recommend including on these sheets the details of all the current satellites put up by NASA. For safety's sake you might put on some others. Having some background in the current topic will be useful. I suggest looking at the tests in the test bank, both of them are very different in format, but you can see what similarities there are and focus on studying those areas if you are limited on time.