Meteorology B

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby rfscoach » March 2nd, 2012, 5:05 am

All right, thank you.
Yes, I have 9 events. Not that terribly much, I suppose.
In 6 time slots? Building devices that other people are running? Or scheduling multiple 10 minute building events in one time slot and hoping things stay on schedule?
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby jma » March 3rd, 2012, 1:09 pm

Thanks everybody. One more question: How do you identify the climographs for the Grand Canyon and Greer on this map? They look the same to me.

http://cals.arizona.edu/arizonawet/reso ... ograph.ppt

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » March 4th, 2012, 8:26 pm

Is the climate national test from 2009 out for public?
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby rfscoach » March 5th, 2012, 10:39 am

Is the climate national test from 2009 out for public?
Buy the 2010 Div B test packet...
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby GoNerdHerd » March 5th, 2012, 5:13 pm

What kinds of things have you guys been getting in competition tests for this year? Like diagrams, matching, etc.
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4th Meteorology
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby skillfullparrot7 » March 12th, 2012, 7:48 am

Aside from climate, do you need to know about some general weather topics?
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby Hosj » March 13th, 2012, 4:53 pm

February 25 was regionals, and I got back my test recently. I did get 1st place( :) ), but I noticed to odd answers.
1. The question asked which El/La nina phase was positive, and which was negative, and I said El nina was positive, and La nina was negative. It was counted wrong. :?:

2. It also asked to list the Koppen climates.
I listed
A for Tropical Humid
B for Dry
C for Mild Mid-Latitude
D for Severe Mid-Latitude
E for Polar
H for Highland
severe mid latitude was wrong. :?:
This is probably my best event, but I'm much better at severe storms. Could someone explain these answers to me?

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby GoNerdHerd » March 14th, 2012, 5:23 am

I think D is continental/microthermal but correct me if I'm wrong. As for the El Niño, I'm not sure. That one baffles me.

Could someone please answer these 2 for me?

An important principle scientists follow to determine ancient climates is:
a. Larger plants and animals require warmer climates.
b. If an organism today needs certain conditions to live, then a similar organism that lived in the past needed similar conditions.
c. Earth was warmer long ago, so the climates were too.
d. Climatic changes today occur faster than in ancient times.

The most recent major ice age in North America extended as far south as
a. northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.
b. Nebraska and Iowa.
c. New Mexico and Oklahoma.
d. southern Texas and Florida.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby Hosj » March 14th, 2012, 4:02 pm

I would say

1. C


2. B
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby zyzzyva980 » March 14th, 2012, 6:24 pm

I disagree. My opinion on the ancient climate question is that it would be B, not C. A group statement such as "all climates were warmer a long time ago" isn't likely to be correct, and I'm pretty sure that's not the case anyway.
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