Meteorology B

Jim_R
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 283
Joined: Sun May 13, 2001 11:22 pm
Division: Grad
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Contact:

Meteorology B

Postby Jim_R » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:24 am

-The path of the Administrator is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

-Nothing\'s gonna get deleted. We\'re gonna be like three little Fonzies here. And what\'s Fonzie like? Come on, what\'s Fonzie like?
-Cool?
-Correctamundo. And that\'s what we\'re gonna be. We\'re gonna be cool. Now, I\'m gonna count to three, and when I count three, you let go of your mouse, and back away from the keyboard. But when you do it, you do it cool. Ready? One... two... three.

silverheart7
Member
Member
Posts: 392
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:50 am
Division: C
State: NY
Location: Dancing in the Rain
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby silverheart7 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:41 pm

I'm really excited for Meteorology this year. Does anyone know any good videos/documentaries/movies for this year's topic? There are so many to choose from, so if you find any ones you'd reccommend, can you let me know? Thanks and this year is going to be great :D
Past: Forestry, Disease, Meteorology, Towers, Sounds, Triple E, Boomilever, Entomology, WQ, WIDI, Bridges

Total Medals: 14
State Medals: Sounds of Music (2nd, 2013), Forestry (3rd, 2013), and Triple E (4th, 2013)

Student Coach, Paul J. Gelinas Science Olympiad <3

User avatar
tornado guy
Member
Member
Posts: 449
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:23 am
Division: C
State: WA
Location: PAPERMAKERS!
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:42 pm

silverheart7 wrote:I'm really excited for Meteorology this year. Does anyone know any good videos/documentaries/movies for this year's topic? There are so many to choose from, so if you find any ones you'd reccommend, can you let me know? Thanks and this year is going to be great :D


Like I said before, Meteorology today is the best resource. I'd say that the Audubon meteorology guide would be helpful for cloud ID. Also; go over plenty of tests involving weather maps, METAR, etc...
Proud ExCEL Homeschooler for five awesome years!
Nationals 2012: Meteorology 5th, R&M 19th, WQ 21st, DP 30th. Team 11th

Regionals 2013 C division: DP 3rd, WQ 5th.

silverheart7
Member
Member
Posts: 392
Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:50 am
Division: C
State: NY
Location: Dancing in the Rain
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby silverheart7 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:51 pm

Thanks again! I have a copy of Meteorology Today already and I'll go check out the Audobon. :D I already know the basic cloud types, but do we need to know rare cloud formations too?
Past: Forestry, Disease, Meteorology, Towers, Sounds, Triple E, Boomilever, Entomology, WQ, WIDI, Bridges

Total Medals: 14
State Medals: Sounds of Music (2nd, 2013), Forestry (3rd, 2013), and Triple E (4th, 2013)

Student Coach, Paul J. Gelinas Science Olympiad <3

User avatar
tornado guy
Member
Member
Posts: 449
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:23 am
Division: C
State: WA
Location: PAPERMAKERS!
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:21 pm

silverheart7 wrote:Thanks again! I have a copy of Meteorology Today already and I'll go check out the Audobon. :D I already know the basic cloud types, but do we need to know rare cloud formations too?


What do you mean by rare cloud formations?
Proud ExCEL Homeschooler for five awesome years!
Nationals 2012: Meteorology 5th, R&M 19th, WQ 21st, DP 30th. Team 11th

Regionals 2013 C division: DP 3rd, WQ 5th.

User avatar
bri2433
Member
Member
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:14 pm
Division: B
State: MS
Location: On The Computer
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby bri2433 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:33 pm

First year on Meteorology, Any tips?
Image
♥BAZINGA!♥
*This user is prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse

User avatar
havenbro
Member
Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:32 pm
Division: C
State: PA
Location: Strath Haven High School
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby havenbro » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:08 pm

tornado guy wrote:
silverheart7 wrote:Thanks again! I have a copy of Meteorology Today already and I'll go check out the Audobon. :D I already know the basic cloud types, but do we need to know rare cloud formations too?


What do you mean by rare cloud formations?

I'm going to guess different accessory clouds, or like Pyrocumulus and Noticilucent. Yeah, that fun stuff.

Now for my question: How can I learn METAR? I think I know the basics, but I've seen so many variations. Are there rules as to what kind of METAR they can use?
Nationals Medals:
2012: Meteorology B (6th Place)
2013: Reach for the Stars B (3rd Place)

Mr Sarcastic
Member
Member
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:12 pm
Division: C
State: TN
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby Mr Sarcastic » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:16 am

bri2433 wrote:First year on Meteorology, Any tips?

One of the most important things is knowing how to read a weather station model. I can almost guarantee that they will be on every test you will ever take this year for meteorology. Drawing isobars and isotherms are pretty common too, as well as labeling cloud types and layers of the atmosphere. Easy points for all of those.
You do get one sheet on notes to take in, front and back (my school calls it a cheat sheet :lol: ), so make as much use of that as you can.
Events: Meteorology, Forestry, Keep the Heat, Shock Value, Mission Possible, Heredity, Anatomy, Metric Mastery

2013 Medals/Ribbons:
Anatomy- 2nd
Forestry- 2nd
Heredity- 6th, 1st
Meteorology- 3rd, 1st
Metrics- 4th
Keep the Heat- 7th, 1st
Shock- 7th

"We're back, Jack!"

User avatar
tornado guy
Member
Member
Posts: 449
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:23 am
Division: C
State: WA
Location: PAPERMAKERS!
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:41 pm

Mr Sarcastic wrote:One of the most important things is knowing how to read a weather station model. I can almost guarantee that they will be on every test you will ever take this year for meteorology. Drawing isobars and isotherms are pretty common too, as well as labeling cloud types and layers of the atmosphere. Easy points for all of those.
You do get one sheet on notes to take in, front and back (my school calls it a cheat sheet :lol: ), so make as much use of that as you can.


Hahaha, we also call it cheat sheet XD.. But yeah, your notes are really important, if you know how to make a cheat sheet, you should do OK in a test even if you don't understand the concepts fully.
Proud ExCEL Homeschooler for five awesome years!
Nationals 2012: Meteorology 5th, R&M 19th, WQ 21st, DP 30th. Team 11th

Regionals 2013 C division: DP 3rd, WQ 5th.

User avatar
EastStroudsburg13
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 2669
Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:32 pm
Division: Grad
State: MD
Location: At work trying to be a real adult
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:14 pm

The Meteorology/Everyday Weather Wiki can serve as a general guide for learning the basic parts of the event. To do better, you have to do some more research outside, but most of the foundation is there.
East Stroudsburg South Class of 2012, Alumnus of JT Lambert, Drexel University Class of 2017

Helpful Links
Wiki
Wiki Pages that Need Work
FAQ and SciOly FAQ Wiki
Chat (See IRC Wiki for more info)
BBCode Wiki


If you have any questions for me, always feel free to shoot me a PM.

User avatar
havenbro
Member
Member
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:32 pm
Division: C
State: PA
Location: Strath Haven High School
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby havenbro » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:54 am

EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:The Meteorology/Everyday Weather Wiki can serve as a general guide for learning the basic parts of the event. To do better, you have to do some more research outside, but most of the foundation is there.

I agree, it's one of the better wikis on the site (if not the best).
Nationals Medals:
2012: Meteorology B (6th Place)
2013: Reach for the Stars B (3rd Place)

Mr Sarcastic
Member
Member
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:12 pm
Division: C
State: TN
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby Mr Sarcastic » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:46 pm

My fourth year in Meteorology... I'm gonna miss it next year. I wish there was a high school version of this event.
Events: Meteorology, Forestry, Keep the Heat, Shock Value, Mission Possible, Heredity, Anatomy, Metric Mastery

2013 Medals/Ribbons:
Anatomy- 2nd
Forestry- 2nd
Heredity- 6th, 1st
Meteorology- 3rd, 1st
Metrics- 4th
Keep the Heat- 7th, 1st
Shock- 7th

"We're back, Jack!"

User avatar
tornado guy
Member
Member
Posts: 449
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:23 am
Division: C
State: WA
Location: PAPERMAKERS!
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:08 pm

Mr Sarcastic wrote:My fourth year in Meteorology... I'm gonna miss it next year. I wish there was a high school version of this event.


Yeah, I also did for four years, could've done it this year too, but I didnt want to be on middle school team this year. Remote sensing has some meteorology, not nearly as fun though as the real meteorology event, so I ended up not doing SO at all. :P
Proud ExCEL Homeschooler for five awesome years!
Nationals 2012: Meteorology 5th, R&M 19th, WQ 21st, DP 30th. Team 11th

Regionals 2013 C division: DP 3rd, WQ 5th.

Kitkatover7
Member
Member
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:26 pm
Division: B
State: FL
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby Kitkatover7 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:45 pm

My first year on Meteorology! Any tips on what and how to study and what the different test will be like? Great! Can you send me some sites that might be good for this topic?
:D :D :?:

Saturiea
Member
Member
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:58 pm
Division: C
State: -
Contact:

Re: Meteorology B

Postby Saturiea » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:57 pm

I suggest reading the Meteorology Wiki, obtaining a college textbook on Meteorology and reading it, and taking as many practice tests as possible.


Return to “2013 Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest