Dynamic Planet B/C

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby nomynameisnotkevin » December 8th, 2013, 11:40 am

I would like to know as well! I've run into such a question every year, at least half of my comps have either that or carbon...

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby myrules » December 12th, 2013, 12:31 pm

What are some sites I can use to study for Dynamic Planet? Are there some test prep things that I could possibly use? Post the link, please! :mrgreen:

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Postby musicalcoconut » December 12th, 2013, 3:53 pm

What are some sites I can use to study for Dynamic Planet? Are there some test prep things that I could possibly use? Post the link, please! :mrgreen:

The online textbook that someone posted before is super helpful. Another thing that you can do is look up "glaciers" on Wikipedia, and then click on every link on the page and read all of the information on those linked pages, and click on links on those pages, etc. Also, the USGS Glossary of Glacier Terminology is useful.

For test prep, I think one of the most helpful things you can do is take practice tests, which you can find on the test exchange.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby sprinkles88 » December 20th, 2013, 10:08 pm

can someone help me get some good sites for the oxygen isotope analysis
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Postby colorado mtn science » January 15th, 2014, 9:19 am

For those who know glens flow law: What unit do you measure shear strain in?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C - Glacier Mass Balance

Postby 4n6-Chick-1995 » January 19th, 2014, 1:47 pm

I'm looking for practice problems on glacial mass balance and chart interpretation-- never figured out how to do that last year but now I need to learn. For example, if given a table of data titled simply "Glacial Mass Balance" and it gives years, glaciers' names, no units for anything, and a list of positive and negative numbers.... Blah. Are the numbers +/- from each previous year?? As in, if 1995 is -0.07 and 1996 is -0.01, is the total cumulative loss in mass balance -0.08, or -0.01? I originally assumed that it was a cummulative figure given for each years' new losses, so the number given was -0.01 down from the original, but now I'm thinking that doesn't make sense...I'm also assuming here that (-) refers to a loss in glacial mass balance (so ablation>accumulation) but I also want to be sure about that, just in case.

If anybody could help me out in this department, I'd appreciate it, thanks. :)

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby ceg7654 » January 20th, 2014, 11:51 am

My team(not me though) competed in the Muscatel Invitational on Saturday, and we did really well and won first place in DP. I'm going to our second Invitational which is on the 1st, at Mesa Robles. My friend who was on the Muscatel DP team told me it was really easy. Should I expect the same level of easiness for the Regional competition or are Invitationals always pretty easy?
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Postby zyzzyva980 » January 20th, 2014, 11:55 am

Test difficulty varies between tournament to tournament, from event to event. Generally, in terms of difficulty, nationals > state > regionals, but invitationals can be all over the board. In this case it sounds like the test was at the bottom of that spectrum. You should prepare as if the test will be much more difficult; that way you're prepared for everything.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby ceg7654 » January 20th, 2014, 12:03 pm

Test difficulty varies between tournament to tournament, from event to event. Generally, in terms of difficulty, nationals > state > regionals, but invitationals can be all over the board. In this case it sounds like the test was at the bottom of that spectrum. You should prepare as if the test will be much more difficult; that way you're prepared for everything.
Thanks, zyzzyva980. Another thing I would like to ask is about this topic. Is Glaciers the only topic of Dynamic Planet or is there rotation of topics like the Taxonomy events and Astronomy? If so, what are all the different topics of Dynamic Planet and after how many years does it rotate?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby musicalcoconut » January 20th, 2014, 12:11 pm

I'm not positive about this, but I think the topic changes every two years. Two years ago it was rivers and lakes, and I've heard rumors that next year the topic will be volcanic activity.
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