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Re: Meteorology B

Postby SirBobo » March 31st, 2012, 3:36 pm

In a test one question asks-
Oceans are a major factor in Earth's climate because they store heat and what other chemical?
A. Carbon
B. Hydrogen
C. Sodium
D. Oxygen
I think it is sodium but the answer says carbon..
Sodium is stored in oceans but carbon is a major factor in Earth's climate. I don't know how sodium affects the climate.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby 60004 » March 31st, 2012, 4:41 pm

In a test one question asks-
Oceans are a major factor in Earth's climate because they store heat and what other chemical?
A. Carbon
B. Hydrogen
C. Sodium
D. Oxygen
I think it is sodium but the answer says carbon..
Carbon is the correct answer to the question as phrased, but I have a huge problem with the implication that heat is a chemical........

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » March 31st, 2012, 7:09 pm

Thanks guys! That helps clear that up! :)
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby val_chen_11 » April 4th, 2012, 7:25 am

is it one page front and back or only front?

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Postby foreverphysics » April 4th, 2012, 7:30 am

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » April 5th, 2012, 3:37 pm

Is the eccentricity of a circle 0 or 1? I have seen conflicting answers..
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Postby AlphaTauri » April 5th, 2012, 5:29 pm

...I'm not sure how that's exactly related to Meteorology, but the eccentricity of a circle is 0. The more elliptical it gets (i.e. longer and skinnier), the higher the eccentricity gets until it becomes a parabola, which has an eccentricity of 1.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby SirBobo » April 5th, 2012, 5:33 pm

...I'm not sure how that's exactly related to Meteorology, but the eccentricity of a circle is 0. The more elliptical it gets (i.e. longer and skinnier), the higher the eccentricity gets until it becomes a parabola, which has an eccentricity of 1.
Eccentricity is part of the Milankovitch Cycle, which we have to know.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » April 5th, 2012, 9:02 pm

...I'm not sure how that's exactly related to Meteorology, but the eccentricity of a circle is 0. The more elliptical it gets (i.e. longer and skinnier), the higher the eccentricity gets until it becomes a parabola, which has an eccentricity of 1.
Oh wow, all these tests say that the eccentricity of a perfect circle is one... :|
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby ReBobville » April 6th, 2012, 11:48 am

Come on test makers!!!
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