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Re: Meteorology B

Postby slytherin » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:53 pm

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Fibonacci924 wrote:As of last Saturday, I'm done with Meteorology forever. :cry: The Minnesota State test was an eleven station test with three minutes for each station. And it even wasn't all multiple choice!


That sucks :cry: My state competition is on April 4th, I guess I'll see how things go then.

Ya I agree that has to suck. My state is also on the 4th and I'm SUPER nervous. And just a question Fibonacci924, I was wondering what type of questions were on your test and also how they did Meteorology in stations.
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Milankovitch1 wrote:Why is it so hard to find information in regards to El Nino events outside of the So. Pacific? It's not like the Trade Winds are only reversing in the Pacific. Anyone have any thoughts or good links, please reply. Thanks

This website seems to have detailed information on the effects of el nino: http://www.knmi.nl/research/global_climate/enso/effects/. El nino is the warming of the eastern Pacific ocean, caused by the weakening of trade winds, but this has an effect on the climate globally.

Does anyone have a similar link for La Nina? "Opposite of el nino" is just not good enough for me.

Well, I'm not doing Meteorology, but I believe it goes something like this:
El Niño is the weakening of the trade winds which reduces upwelling, making the average surface temperature warmer and global weather warmer also. It causes cooler and drier weather in Australia and Indonesia and warmer and moister weather in the Americas.

La Niña is the opposite. It is the strengthening of the trade winds which causes more upwelling near the Americas, making the average surface temperature colder and global weather colder also. It causes warmer and moister weather in Australia and Indonesia and cooler and drier weather in the Americas.

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Postby slytherin » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:35 pm

Hey everyone. My State competition is on this Saturday (the 4th) and I was wondering if anyone had any last minute studying or tips for anything at all that may help. Anything would be appreciated.

Oh and I don't know if this is just my computer or what but everyone's "the"s are turning into "teh"s and its driving me crazy.. Is this just my computer or is something going on that I missed?? I'm really confused.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby Tacocat332 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:45 pm

Hey guys our state competition is coming up soon :D I was wondering what you guys are studying that I should read up on? Thanks :)

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby Unome » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:27 am

slytherin wrote:Hey everyone. My State competition is on this Saturday (teh 4th) and I was wondering if anyone had any last minute studying or tips for anything at all that may help. Anything would be appreciated.

Oh and I don't know if this is just my computer or what but everyone's "teh"s are turning into "teh"s and its driving me crazy.. Is this just my computer or is something going on that I missed?? I'm really confused.

Must be an admin prank.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby slytherin » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:01 pm

Unome wrote:
slytherin wrote:Hey everyone. My State competition is on this Saturday (teh 4th) and I was wondering if anyone had any last minute studying or tips for anything at all that may help. Anything would be appreciated.

Oh and I don't know if this is just my computer or what but everyone's "teh"s are turning into "teh"s and its driving me crazy.. Is this just my computer or is something going on that I missed?? I'm really confused.

Must be an admin prank.

Ok thanks!
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby Milankovitch1 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:03 pm

slytherin wrote:
Unome wrote:
slytherin wrote:Hey everyone. My State competition is on this Saturday (teh 4th) and I was wondering if anyone had any last minute studying or tips for anything at all that may help. Anything would be appreciated.

Oh and I don't know if this is just my computer or what but everyone's "teh"s are turning into "teh"s and its driving me crazy.. Is this just my computer or is something going on that I missed?? I'm really confused.

Must be an admin prank.

Ok thanks!


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Re: Meteorology B

Postby coprolite_dipstick » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:36 pm

I was wondering why all the 'the''s were turning into teh...
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Postby slytherin » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:27 pm

I had my State competition last Saturday, so I'm gonna let you all know what type of questions there were to (hopefully) help you guys.
1.) It was put into a PowerPoint, so know where everything is on your note sheet.
2.) There was a lot of, "this island is at 20 deg. North. Which of these 3 spots will have the most rain?" So be able to actually use whatever you learned.
3.) Make sure you have maps of the Koppen Climate Classification, as there were many "what KCC is this?"
And that's all I can remember right now but if any of you have any questions feel free to ask.
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Postby coprolite_dipstick » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:43 am

i had my state competition recently as well (about a week ago)...


mine was separated into two parts; one part was completely multiple choice with simple questions, e.g. what are contrails made of? why does seasonal co2 vary?

the second part was entirely short answer and that's where most of the points on the test were. it asked you to explain certain concepts such as the leeward and windward sides of a mountain, feedback loops... the same kinds of questions that you'd see on the question marathon forum for meteorology. there was a "snowball earth" model that you had to explain, as well as some other diagrams they wanted you to give an explanation to.

meteorology is a fairly easy event, good luck everyone :D

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Postby awesome90220 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:49 am

coprolite_dipstick wrote:i had my state competition recently as well (about a week ago)...


mine was separated into two parts; one part was completely multiple choice with simple questions, e.g. what are contrails made of? why does seasonal co2 vary?

the second part was entirely short answer and that's where most of the points on the test were. it asked you to explain certain concepts such as the leeward and windward sides of a mountain, feedback loops... the same kinds of questions that you'd see on the question marathon forum for meteorology. there was a "snowball earth" model that you had to explain, as well as some other diagrams they wanted you to give an explanation to.

meteorology is a fairly easy event, good luck everyone :D

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So, like many others, my state competition was this past week, and, must I say, it was quite odd.
First of all, it was over a hundred questions. While this may seem pretty normal, this is Alabama we're talking about. The test was fairly easy, and was ACTUALLY stuff that was within the ranges of climate! I'm pretty sure at regionals I had a question about either the Saffir-Simpson or Fujita scales, so it was better than that.

The catch though, was that this baby was in stations. Have any of y'all seen this before? Since nats is the last time I'll be doing meteorology, I suppose it doesn't really matter if this happens often, but, ya know, I'm curious.

So, on to nationals... Does anyone have any doubt that this test will be another super long one? Any predictions about the test?

(PS. About a week ago! Ayyyyy)
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby Unome » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:52 am

awesome90220 wrote:
coprolite_dipstick wrote:i had my state competition recently as well (about a week ago)...


mine was separated into two parts; one part was completely multiple choice with simple questions, e.g. what are contrails made of? why does seasonal co2 vary?

the second part was entirely short answer and that's where most of the points on the test were. it asked you to explain certain concepts such as the leeward and windward sides of a mountain, feedback loops... the same kinds of questions that you'd see on the question marathon forum for meteorology. there was a "snowball earth" model that you had to explain, as well as some other diagrams they wanted you to give an explanation to.

meteorology is a fairly easy event, good luck everyone :D

3rd in state this year


So, like many others, my state competition was this past week, and, must I say, it was quite odd.
First of all, it was over a hundred questions. While this may seem pretty normal, this is Alabama we're talking about. The test was fairly easy, and was ACTUALLY stuff that was within the ranges of climate! I'm pretty sure at regionals I had a question about either the Saffir-Simpson or Fujita scales, so it was better than that.

The catch though, was that this baby was in stations. Have any of y'all seen this before? Since nats is the last time I'll be doing meteorology, I suppose it doesn't really matter if this happens often, but, ya know, I'm curious.

So, on to nationals... Does anyone have any doubt that this test will be another super long one? Any predictions about the test?

(PS. About a week ago! Ayyyyy)

Do you have results (top 3 plus points) for Alabama B or C? Those are currently missing from the site.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby coprolite_dipstick » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:10 pm

awesome90220 wrote:
So, like many others, my state competition was this past week, and, must I say, it was quite odd.
First of all, it was over a hundred questions. While this may seem pretty normal, this is Alabama we're talking about. The test was fairly easy, and was ACTUALLY stuff that was within the ranges of climate! I'm pretty sure at regionals I had a question about either the Saffir-Simpson or Fujita scales, so it was better than that.

The catch though, was that this baby was in stations. Have any of y'all seen this before? Since nats is the last time I'll be doing meteorology, I suppose it doesn't really matter if this happens often, but, ya know, I'm curious.

So, on to nationals... Does anyone have any doubt that this test will be another super long one? Any predictions about the test?

(PS. About a week ago! Ayyyyy)


i've never heard about it being stationed before... mine was a sit-down test just like regionals and the regionals last year.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby Fibonacci924 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:44 pm

Mine was................ It didn't go well.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby coprolite_dipstick » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:32 pm

Fibonacci924 wrote:Mine was................ It didn't go well.


That's alright, I always suck at regional competitions. At least you got to be on the team! :D
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