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Re: Meteorology B

Post by silverheart7 » October 13th, 2011, 12:53 pm

FueL wrote: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.
Thanks!!!! Are there any in particular that you would reccommend? But that is definately a big help. At least I know where to start! :lol:
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by FueL » October 13th, 2011, 1:07 pm

Meteorology Today, by Donald Ahrens. It focuses more on weather than it does climate, but there are still 100 pages or so that should be relevant. Besides a bit of online searching, this was the only resource I used last year.

Earth's Climate: Past and Future looks excellent, but the price definitely runs a bit high. I would stick with library books unless you can find it for cheaper.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by tornado guy » October 13th, 2011, 2:31 pm

FueL wrote:Earth's Climate: Past and Future looks excellent, but the price definitely runs a bit high. I would stick with library books unless you can find it for cheaper.
Wow, that looks like a perfect book for the subject.. Too bad it's so expensive.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by starshine » October 13th, 2011, 2:32 pm

I have one book that is pretty useful. It's called Meteorology: The Atmosphere and the Study of Weather. It has 3 chapters on climate, which is really good.
Library books are helpful, but if you want to buy a book, buying used is definitely cheaper.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by tornado guy » October 13th, 2011, 2:37 pm

starshine wrote:I have one book that is pretty useful. It's called Meteorology: The Atmosphere and the Study of Weather. It has 3 chapters on climate, which is really good.
Library books are helpful, but if you want to buy a book, buying used is definitely cheaper.
Thanks Starshine, sounds like a good book! Does it have online courses? I like it when books have online courses, that helps me understand the concept better.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by silverheart7 » October 14th, 2011, 6:17 pm

FueL wrote:Meteorology Today, by Donald Ahrens. It focuses more on weather than it does climate, but there are still 100 pages or so that should be relevant. Besides a bit of online searching, this was the only resource I used last year.

Earth's Climate: Past and Future looks excellent, but the price definitely runs a bit high. I would stick with library books unless you can find it for cheaper.
Thank you! I really appriciate your help. :D
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by starshine » October 16th, 2011, 3:05 pm

tornado guy wrote:
starshine wrote:I have one book that is pretty useful. It's called Meteorology: The Atmosphere and the Study of Weather. It has 3 chapters on climate, which is really good.
Library books are helpful, but if you want to buy a book, buying used is definitely cheaper.
Thanks Starshine, sounds like a good book! Does it have online courses? I like it when books have online courses, that helps me understand the concept better.
I have no idea if it has an online course. It's actually a very old book, and it should be in a newer edition by now. I'll see if the newer edition has an online course of some sort.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by tornado guy » October 21st, 2011, 2:15 pm

Does anyone have any good climate tests (Like a hard invite, region, state or possibly national tests)? I looked on the wiki but all of them are either easy or not fully focused on just climate. Thanks! :)
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by PAweatherguy » October 21st, 2011, 2:24 pm

Hi all!

If anyone has any questions about meteorology as it relates to this event, feel free to ask me any questions! While I can't be there to help you during the event, I can certainly clear up any confusion about meteorological principles!

Regarding textbooks, when I was a SciO student my favorite was The Atmosphere, by Lutgens and Tarbuck. It had a wonderful general description of most things you need... and since this year's topic is climatology, you may find their section on climatology and the Köppen system to be quite useful!

I'll try to check this thread as often as I can remember... if I don't respond quickly enough, feel free to shoot me a PM as well!
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by silverheart7 » October 30th, 2011, 1:07 pm

FueL wrote: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).
Are there any problems with using old editions of textbooks to study? The newest editions are too expensive. Sorry to bother you, FueL for like the millionth time.
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