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Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: August 10th, 2014, 10:28 am
by Jim_R

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: August 31st, 2014, 12:31 pm
by ceg7654
Anyone know if we have to also study beaches and coastlines too?

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: August 31st, 2014, 12:57 pm
by PacificGoldenPlover
I'd recommend it

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: September 1st, 2014, 1:11 am
by balsa
PacificGoldenPlover wrote:I'd recommend it

how do you feel about the new oceanography focus?

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: September 7th, 2014, 5:55 pm
by bubby2bubby2
Has anybody found any good study resources so far? I'm having a bit of trouble.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: September 24th, 2014, 2:16 pm
by HeavyHitter406
A lot of the old WQ stuff from 2014 crosses over to Oceanography like the reefs, currents and tides...so if you have access to that it is good. If not, NOAA has a lot of general information about oceanography. Furthermore, because Oceanography is an actual Scientific study, you could just look up Oceanography and go to a site that has a college lecture. I've done that before and lectures are REALLY useful and in-depth

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: September 27th, 2014, 6:08 pm
by JT016
Anyone know where I can find the Answer Key for the Southeastern Pennsylvania 2008 Regional test? I get a 404 error when I click on it :\
Also, I did Dynamic Planet(Glaciers) over the past 2 years, but the rules are different this year. The rule book says we'll have timed stations, but doesn't say how much time. I'm guessing the time will vary at regionals/invitationals, but I was wondering if anyone had any more info about the stations? Thanks in advance!

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: September 27th, 2014, 8:43 pm
by rfscoach
Tests will very in content and format based on the Event supervisor at each tournament. Nationals will be stations, other tournaments may or may not...or maybe a combination of lab/written test.

Vague "probe ware" language concerns me. Most likely probe ware testing would be salinity, and yet the rules do not require goggles or other safety equipment. Inexperienced event supervisors may plan testing stations without realizing they will also need to provide ALL safety equipment for all teams since it is not listed in the rules.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: September 28th, 2014, 6:09 am
by JT016
Yea, the safety equipment will likely be an issue. Unless they update the rules(I think they've done that before) and notify ALL coaches and teams.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 13th, 2014, 7:14 am
by JT016
I'm looking for equations to calculate Buoyancy and I found this equation:
Fb = Df * Vf * g
Fb = Buoyancy force
Df = Density of displaced fluid
Vf = Volume of displaced fluid
g = 9.8 m/s2, acceleration due to gravity

Does anyone know is this is correct, and if so, can someone give me an example of how to use this equation?

EDIT: I did some more research and found the equation Fb = Md * g where
Md = Mass of displaced fluid
I realize that that's the same equation as the one above (D = M/V) but I thought I'd just clarify for anyone else who was looking.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 13th, 2014, 12:57 pm
by silverheart7
bubby2bubby2 wrote:Has anybody found any good study resources so far? I'm having a bit of trouble.


The textbook I've been working from is Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Introduction to Marine Sciences, by David W. Townsend and it was published in 2012. Some sections of it seem to correspond quite well to the parameters stated, so I've been outlining the parts that I think will be useful.

Edit: I just looked it up on Amazon, and it looks like it's pretty expensive. Still, if you have a chance to get a copy, I really like it.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 13th, 2014, 2:01 pm
by azuritemalachite
I would recommend any textbook from like oceanography or geology.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 13th, 2014, 7:56 pm
by bubby2bubby2
silverheart7 wrote:
bubby2bubby2 wrote:Has anybody found any good study resources so far? I'm having a bit of trouble.


The textbook I've been working from is Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Introduction to Marine Sciences, by David W. Townsend and it was published in 2012. Some sections of it seem to correspond quite well to the parameters stated, so I've been outlining the parts that I think will be useful.

Edit: I just looked it up on Amazon, and it looks like it's pretty expensive. Still, if you have a chance to get a copy, I really like it.

Thanks!

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 14th, 2014, 5:37 pm
by silverheart7
silverheart7 wrote:The textbook I've been working from is Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Introduction to Marine Sciences, by David W. Townsend and it was published in 2012. Some sections of it seem to correspond quite well to the parameters stated, so I've been outlining the parts that I think will be useful.
I just thought I'd mention, if you do get this book the sections don't exactly correspond to the rules chronologically- the index can help you find what you need pretty easily. Also, there are some topics that you'll still have to look up online, they're simply not in there.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 18th, 2014, 9:22 pm
by John Richardsim
Does anyone know what oceanography focused on during the 2008 season?