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Re: Meteorology B

Post by mnstrviola » October 10th, 2011, 8:55 pm

I don't think I get this thoroughly. For "climate", we have to study long-term weather conditions, and information on the atmosphere and hydrosphere in general. For "everyday weather", we have to know about day-to-day stuff. Is this right, or no? It seems to me both topics have some overlap too.

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Re: Meteorology B

Post by mnstrviola » October 10th, 2011, 9:01 pm

mnstrviola wrote:I don't think I get this thoroughly. For "climate", we have to study long-term weather conditions, and information on the atmosphere and hydrosphere in general. For "everyday weather", we have to know about day-to-day stuff. Is this right, or no? It seems to me both topics have some overlap too.

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Re: Meteorology B

Post by tornado guy » October 11th, 2011, 7:34 am

mnstrviola wrote:I don't think I get this thoroughly. For "climate", we have to study long-term weather conditions, and information on the atmosphere and hydrosphere in general. For "everyday weather", we have to know about day-to-day stuff. Is this right, or no? It seems to me both topics have some overlap too.
In everyday weather you are learning about just that certain day and normal phenomena that can happen in weather, ie clouds, illusions, reading weather charts etc..

In climate you learn about the past and how the earth's climate is always changing, names of ice ages and warmer periods etc..
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by FueL » October 12th, 2011, 2:06 pm

mnstrviola wrote:I don't think I get this thoroughly. For "climate", we have to study long-term weather conditions, and information on the atmosphere and hydrosphere in general. For "everyday weather", we have to know about day-to-day stuff. Is this right, or no? It seems to me both topics have some overlap too.
Yep, climate is pretty much weather trends and anomalies over longer periods of time. You'll probably have to learn things like climate classification zones, ENSO, and the Earth's past atmospheric conditions on different time scales like 100 years, 2000 years, since the Holocene, etc.

There's definitely going to be some overlap, and imo everyday weather covers the fundamentals you need to do well in severe storms and climate.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by silverheart7 » October 12th, 2011, 5:54 pm

I'm really confused by the stuff we have to know for the test. Are there any books or sites that explain these well? Thanks. BTW when I fisrst went to Meterology B it said locked. Then I looked again and I could post. Did i accidently go to an old one at first?
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Post by zyzzyva980 » October 12th, 2011, 6:00 pm

The Meteorology Wiki is usually a good place to start. And the thread may have been locked if you were not signed in as a registered user.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by tornado guy » October 12th, 2011, 7:49 pm

silverheart7 wrote:I'm really confused by the stuff we have to know for the test.
If your confused, as Z said go to the meteorology wiki.. That is a good start for a beginner. I would also suggest taking tests, that is an efficient way to learn your strengths and weaknesses.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by 49ers » October 13th, 2011, 7:17 am

Honestly the best place to look up information is on the scioly wiki and on wikipedia, and just look up topics listed in the rules.
As said by several others, taking practice tests is a good way to assess what is necessary to work on. Also, check out information your coach may happen to have on the event and old cheat sheets and the like. Try to make easy ways to remember important things.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by silverheart7 » October 13th, 2011, 12:39 pm

Thanks for the info zyzzyva98, tornado guy, and 49ers! I'll definately look at it. And if anyone has any other good sites or books, I'd love to hear about them. And yes, I don't think I was signed in the first time I came to this topic.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by FueL » October 13th, 2011, 12:48 pm

In addition to what other people have said, I would highly recommend going to your school/local library and checking out books related to this year's topics. The more general, the better. Wikipedia can be useful, but some of their articles are still too technical and go more in depth than you need to know. The #1 resource for me has been college textbooks, because they tend to explain concepts more clearly than websites do, and they build on information you learned in previous chapters instead of referring to things you've never heard of before.

The great thing about college textbooks is that you can get used older editions on amazon for really cheap, usually a couple of bucks including shipping. To study for severe storms, I used the 2004 edition of Meteorology Today, though that runs a little more expensive (like $25 last time I checked).
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