Dynamic Planet B/C

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby rocketman1555 » June 3rd, 2012, 4:27 pm

The test will be released in next year's test packet.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby BYHscioly » June 8th, 2012, 7:48 pm

Do you have to pay for the test packets?

Also, will teams ever get their score back - kinda curious on how we did.

Thanks!

I tried to draw a diagram of a glacier with two cirques and a paternoster lake just below it with a crevasse and stuff, but it just turned out to look really wrong. Especially given my rapidly declining drawing skills. o.o

Can't wait until the rule sheets are out :)
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby fanjiatian » June 9th, 2012, 5:12 pm

If someone could post some old Glaciers test onto the Scioly Test Archive, that'd be awesome.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Steelfoam » June 23rd, 2012, 6:43 pm

What did you guys think of the National DP test?
The C test was a nice test with a nice length and difficulty. I really like how there was no multiple choice on it, like last year, since I can't do multiple choice.
We ended up getting fourth even though we dropped a page of the test on the floor (pages 1 and 2) and didn't do it...
Somehow our string ended up on the floor so we had to do sinuosity with the ruler :(
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby fozendog » June 23rd, 2012, 7:12 pm

What did you guys think of the National DP test?
The C test was a nice test with a nice length and difficulty. I really like how there was no multiple choice on it, like last year, since I can't do multiple choice.
We ended up getting fourth even though we dropped a page of the test on the floor (pages 1 and 2) and didn't do it...
Somehow our string ended up on the floor so we had to do sinuosity with the ruler :(
Really!? :shock:
We had to do that at State and it was really heard to do!
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby mnstrviola » June 23rd, 2012, 9:00 pm

I had to measure sinousity with a ruler and determine if the river was meandering at regionals. We skipped measuring because we were in a hurry and just guessed that the most curvy one was meandering. We were correct xD.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby BYHscioly » June 24th, 2012, 7:14 pm

You're allowed to use a string? Wow... At least my estimations were right :D

So many weird names in glaciers... Quick - what's a jokulhlaup? What's a paternoster? What is the difference between a bergschrund and a randkluft? What the heck is an arret? Names are all so weird...

I saw a few nationals DP tests before... forgot where - sorry.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby FullMetalMaple » June 25th, 2012, 11:00 am

So many weird names in glaciers... Quick - what's a jokulhlaup? What's a paternoster? What is the difference between a bergschrund and a randkluft? What the heck is an arret? Names are all so weird...
The names seem weird because they're often Icelandic - jokulhlaup, for example. It's only natural, with so many glaciers in Iceland. I think you mean "arête," not arret. "Arête" is French for edge, which gives a clue to its appearance. "Pater noster" is Latin for "our father," so named because pater noster lakes look like rosary beads. "Bergschrund" and "randkluft" are German, I think.

As for what they are, a jokulhlaup is a large glacial flood common in Iceland (imagine that). A pater noster lake is an erosional feature of a valley glacier that forms when a depression on the valley floor, caused by the abrasive action of ice and bedrock, fills with water. A bergschrund is a type of crevasse where moving ice separates from standing ice. Unlike a randkluft, which has one ice wall, a bergschrund has two. An arête is another erosional feature of a valley glacier that looks like a winding sharp ridge; it forms when cirques on opposite sides of a divide grow, narrowing the divide between them. It can also form when the divide between two glaciers narrows.

Clearly, I'm not psyched for this event at all. I mean, hey, it's not as if I used to walk on glaciers that were practically in my backyard or anything... ;)

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby fozendog » June 27th, 2012, 11:00 am

Those names look horribly complicated! I wish I spoke Icelandic, that would be so useful. I will feel better when the rules come out and I will actually know what to study for. Do you guys know if USGS is a good place to look up information on glaciers and such for DP next year?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby FullMetalMaple » June 27th, 2012, 12:50 pm

Those names look horribly complicated! I wish I spoke Icelandic, that would be so useful. I will feel better when the rules come out and I will actually know what to study for. Do you guys know if USGS is a good place to look up information on glaciers and such for DP next year?
Ég elska íslenska! It's a very complicated language, though. Not that it's stopping me or anything...

I didn't see much on USGS, but I did find this, which might be a useful introduction. My current knowledge comes mostly from experience and a general geology textbook, so I haven't done much Internet research yet. Maybe I should go look for resources when glaciers was last the topic.


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