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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.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: February 1st, 2011, 6:31 pm
by 2win
Right, so, as a sub, having done Road Scholar once, learned of all types of waves twice, and helped some other kids out with Ecology is good enough.. yes?

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: February 4th, 2011, 2:39 pm
by EastStroudsburg13
As a sub, yes, as long as your partner has a good knowledge of satellites and principles of satellite imagery. If he/she does, then you should be prepared. Just remember to take practice tests to get a feel for the event.

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: February 4th, 2011, 4:07 pm
by 2win
As a sub, yes, as long as your partner has a good knowledge of satellites and principles of satellite imagery. If he/she does, then you should be prepared. Just remember to take practice tests to get a feel for the event.
Alright, cool, thanks!

**Edit: Are there any formulas that should be learned?? (I just wanna really prep for this, cause I haven't even met my partner for this)

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: February 4th, 2011, 8:11 pm
by Gillen
The only formulas I can think of are ones to determine vegetation, such as NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index ) or EVI (enhanced vegetation index), but those aren't too terribly important. If you're new to this event, I would recommend concentrating more on the types of remote sensing techniques and their uses, image interpretation, and the effects of humans on the environment (such as global warming, deforestation, etc). Good luck, by the way!

Re: Remote Sensing C

Posted: February 4th, 2011, 8:49 pm
by 2win
The only formulas I can think of are ones to determine vegetation, such as NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index ) or EVI (enhanced vegetation index), but those aren't too terribly important. If you're new to this event, I would recommend concentrating more on the types of remote sensing techniques and their uses, image interpretation, and the effects of humans on the environment (such as global warming, deforestation, etc). Good luck, by the way!
Alright, cool, so there's no bundle of formulas to memorize. And thanks! I've those resources on hand to study. :D