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Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » May 13th, 2012, 6:35 pm

On the Virgina regional test in the wiki...
The best conditions for snow and ice build-up over time (conditions leading to glaciations or iceages)
are:
(warm/cold/wet/dry means ‘more than normal for that season’)
a) Warm summer and cold winters
b) Cool/dry summer and Warm/wet winters
c) Cold/wet winters and cool/wet summers
d) Dry/warm summers and wet/cold winters

I would think C, but the answer says B.. How is that?
Perhaps the warm and wet winters allow for a moderate amount of snow and ice to accumulate, and the cool and dry summers keep it frozen for a longer period of time. Rain will often break up a layer of snow, and some snow might stay frozen at higher altitudes the entire winter given the summer is cool enough.
I read today that during low tilt (when seasonal variations are smaller) the summers are cooler and drier and winters are warmer and wetter, more snow is able to fall in the polar regions due to air's capacity to hold water vapor. And during cooler summers, less snow would melt. Thus, it is easier for glaciers to form.

So basically havenbro got it correct!
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby Cheese_Muffin_Man » May 15th, 2012, 5:20 pm

On the Virgina regional test in the wiki...
The best conditions for snow and ice build-up over time (conditions leading to glaciations or iceages)
are:
(warm/cold/wet/dry means ‘more than normal for that season’)
a) Warm summer and cold winters
b) Cool/dry summer and Warm/wet winters
c) Cold/wet winters and cool/wet summers
d) Dry/warm summers and wet/cold winters

I would think C, but the answer says B.. How is that?
Perhaps the warm and wet winters allow for a moderate amount of snow and ice to accumulate, and the cool and dry summers keep it frozen for a longer period of time. Rain will often break up a layer of snow, and some snow might stay frozen at higher altitudes the entire winter given the summer is cool enough.
I read today that during low tilt (when seasonal variations are smaller) the summers are cooler and drier and winters are warmer and wetter, more snow is able to fall in the polar regions due to air's capacity to hold water vapor. And during cooler summers, less snow would melt. Thus, it is easier for glaciers to form.
i dont understand the warmer inter part though

So basically havenbro got it correct!

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » May 19th, 2012, 10:38 pm

Did anyone find that meteorology test hard? :o
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby foreverphysics » May 20th, 2012, 4:30 am

121 incredibly vague and diverse questions in 50 minutes?
Heck yes.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby silverheart7 » May 20th, 2012, 11:27 am

Does annyone have any suggestions on what to study for Everyday Weather? I want to study over the summer for next year, and need some topics.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby SirBobo » May 20th, 2012, 12:18 pm

Does annyone have any suggestions on what to study for Everyday Weather? I want to study over the summer for next year, and need some topics.
Wait, next year is Everyday Weather?
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby starshine » May 20th, 2012, 3:47 pm

121 incredibly vague and diverse questions in 50 minutes?
Heck yes.
My goodness, the test had plenty of multiple choice questions. And there were 122 questions. The clock wasn't working in the room, and my partner and I didn't even know how long we had, so we finished really early, only to find out that we didn't have to finish so quick.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby silverheart7 » May 20th, 2012, 5:09 pm

Awwww, poor you! :( I watched the awards ceremony, so congrats on your compute this medal!!! :D Oh, and do you have a copy of your rules from 2010 that you could lend me, star? Thx, and see you in school!
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » May 20th, 2012, 7:02 pm

121 incredibly vague and diverse questions in 50 minutes?
Heck yes.
My goodness, the test had plenty of multiple choice questions. And there were 122 questions. The clock wasn't working in the room, and my partner and I didn't even know how long we had, so we finished really early, only to find out that we didn't have to finish so quick.
The proctor gave 10 minute and 5 minute warnings. And we actually finished with 15 minutes left, so that gave us time to look over each others work.

@Sir Bobo, next year is everyday weather. Wish I would be around to be able to do it :(
@Silverheart7: Use Meteorology today. I used that book solely (With the exception of a few tests) this year and ended up placing at nats. If you understand all the concepts in that book, I guarantee that you will do very very well.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby silverheart7 » May 20th, 2012, 7:18 pm

Thanks tornado! I will.
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