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Re: Meteorology B

Post by mrburrito » March 29th, 2013, 8:00 am

My states are coming up soon, and I think I'm prepared in this event. The only thing I still have trouble with is atmospheric phenomena, does anyone know a good website I could visit for that?
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Post by havenguy » March 29th, 2013, 8:10 am

mrburrito wrote:My states are coming up soon, and I think I'm prepared in this event. The only thing I still have trouble with is atmospheric phenomena, does anyone know a good website I could visit for that?
I assume you mean haloes, sundogs, green flashes, etc? This site is pretty good: http://www.planetpals.com/weather_phenomena.html
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Post by hc1220 » March 30th, 2013, 6:00 am

Do you think I should put the koeppen classification chart on my cheat sheet? Or just try and memorize as much of it as I can?
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Post by zy__karen17 » March 31st, 2013, 7:24 pm

hc1220 wrote:Do you think I should put the koeppen classification chart on my cheat sheet? Or just try and memorize as much of it as I can?
I think that Koeppen is more of last year's topic of climate than this year. Personally, I don't think it is necessary... but it is up to you. On a unrelated note, does anybody know at any given time, what percent of the Earth is covered by clouds? I have found both 70% and 50%... Does anybody know which one is it?

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Post by ScienceOlympian » April 2nd, 2013, 11:15 am

For everyday weather, do we have to know thunderstorms, lightning, El Nino, and Derechos?
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Post by mrburrito » April 2nd, 2013, 3:14 pm

I haven't seen Derechos on a test, and El Nino isn't supposed to be on there, though I have seen it a few times. Thunderstorms and lightning are pretty general, but yes, you should know about them.
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Post by ScienceOlympian » April 2nd, 2013, 7:34 pm

From other Everyday Weather tests, what other topics (other than the ones listed on the Rules Manual) have the tests had? Once, in an invitational, they had a question about hurricanes. Fortunately, it was easy.
"The ________ in a hurricane has the strongest winds or something like that.
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by Toms_42 » April 2nd, 2013, 7:50 pm

Know your statistics, such as what estate has the most lightning deaths per year, and CLOUD FORMATIONS!!!!!!

Also I've taken a lot of tests involving dipoles signatures such as a "hook echo." (Anyone have a site with info like that??)

You need to know famous meteorologists sometimes, and the tests WILL bleed into climate/storms. That and history of meteorological studies. (Such as first radar system used for weather prediction)

I made a post on these a while back
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Post by thehydrogenpoptart » April 3rd, 2013, 7:58 pm

What sorts of questions might they ask us about wind chill/heat index?
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Re: Meteorology B

Post by ScienceOlympian » April 6th, 2013, 11:51 am

thehydrogenpoptart wrote:What sorts of questions might they ask us about wind chill/heat index?
None of my tests had wind chill or heat index.
Maybe you have to explain what they are.
Or who made the concept of wind chill.
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