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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby hearthstone224 » March 6th, 2017, 8:19 am

windu, what is your reasoning for that answer? I thought it would be that as well since you would think the CO2 would trap heat, or something?

The answer was actually that it doesn't change the energy flux at all.
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Postby hearthstone224 » March 11th, 2017, 4:36 pm

What a way to end the season!

Not only did we beat Stevenson (good team), we were able to come first out of all 12 teams at our regionals! Sounds like little but it means so much to me.

Thank you everyone for your help. You really helped me get what I got today. Good luck to all the competitors out there!
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby Unome » March 23rd, 2017, 3:29 pm

I have come across two sets of time gaps between the A-Train satellites - one measured in seconds, which is prominently displayed on several NASA-produced images, and the one in the Wikipedia article, with vastly different (and much longer) gaps. Does anyone know which of these is correct, and which is better to use as answers?
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby Unome » March 23rd, 2017, 3:33 pm

I have come across two sets of time gaps between the A-Train satellites - one measured in seconds, which is prominently displayed on several NASA-produced images, and the one in the Wikipedia article, with vastly different (and much longer) gaps. Does anyone know which of these is correct, and which is better to use as answers?
Wait; are the measurement in this image measured in arcseconds, and not time? I think the Wikipedia article might be talking about time in the bullet points.

Also, does anyone know whether CloudSat or CALIPSO is in front? I've heard different things here as well.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby jonboyage » March 23rd, 2017, 6:37 pm

I have come across two sets of time gaps between the A-Train satellites - one measured in seconds, which is prominently displayed on several NASA-produced images, and the one in the Wikipedia article, with vastly different (and much longer) gaps. Does anyone know which of these is correct, and which is better to use as answers?
Wait; are the measurement in this image measured in arcseconds, and not time? I think the Wikipedia article might be talking about time in the bullet points.

Also, does anyone know whether CloudSat or CALIPSO is in front? I've heard different things here as well.

Looking at the NASA website (https://atrain.gsfc.nasa.gov/atrainsats.php), Cloudsat comes after CALIPSO. About the times, if you visit the NASA website, each satellite has its own 17 page pdf about all the information on that satellite. In the Aura pdf, it says " Aura is the trailing spacecraft in the formation and lags 15 minutes behind Aqua." However, with the exception of OCO-2, it doesn't state the times for other satellites. Despite this, I tend to believe Wikipedia for the reason that it was correct on two satellites, and that test-makers also probably tend to trust Wikipedia for quick specific information like this.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby Alex-RCHS » April 6th, 2017, 10:04 am

Obviously it's important to know info about the A-Train, but would it be worthwhile to know every instrument on every satellite in the A-Train?
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby windu34 » April 6th, 2017, 4:41 pm

Obviously it's important to know info about the A-Train, but would it be worthwhile to know every instrument on every satellite in the A-Train?
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby windu34 » April 15th, 2017, 1:30 pm

Ive been getting mixed answers on this: Which satellites (and how many) of the A Train are active?
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby Unome » April 15th, 2017, 2:05 pm

Ive been getting mixed answers on this: Which satellites (and how many) of the A Train are active?
I've seen 6 currently active (Aura, Aqua, CALIPSO, GCOM-W1, CloudSat, OCO-2). I'm pretty sure none of the planned additions (GCOM series) launch for a year or two.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » April 15th, 2017, 2:23 pm

So I was talking to my friend who does this event about what appears to be an ambiguity in the rules. I did submit an FAQ however they have not answered it. The rules state "each participant may bring one front and back 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper" (or something along those lines). I took that to mean that, because each team may have up to two students competing, each team may have two front and back sheets. However, he said it would only be one. He also said at competitions he saw other teams only had one sheet. What do you guys think- is one or two sheets allowed for competition?
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