Yeah, I heard people could bring a compass...to be honest, so far I haven't encountered questions where a compass would really be necessary. Whether that be a compass for field geology or a drafting compass (I can't remember which was indicated if at all), I really don't see the need for it. With a drafting compass you could effectively just bring a protractor, stereonet, etc (just listing stuff that involves solving for angles), and with one for the field...I don't know, would they ask you on the spot which direction was north or something? Or asking you parts of your compass? It just doesn't seem to be that big a deal to me, but I could be wrong since I'm not competing anymore >.>.What compass model are your teams using successfully?
It helps to a degree because there is a lot of map reading, and some test makers do ask about topo maps/UTM. But not every test maker does, and there is overall WAY more of a focus on geology and different maps used in geology (along with structural geology). Also, there are no highway maps, and I haven't seen any map drawing. The central focus I think right now of geomaps is to gain a broad understanding of how to utilize different trig techniques and appropriate maps for different situations (ranging from analyzing hazards to going out hiking). If you read the rules, you'd also probably see senses of understanding geologic history and how we can approximate underlying structure (basically the geology) of different locations. All in all, I found it hard, but it was a worthwhile and fun event. To reiterate, topo map skills can be useful for various questions as you might see in the rules, but Road Scholar itself is definitely not completely applicable (as you'll have a bunch of other questions you'll be asked about). I hope that answered your question!Hello, I did Road Scholars (Div B event) last year, and I've heard that this event is comparable. How is it different/similar, and will Road Scholars skills be useful here?
Basically, A antiformal syncline is a Syncline (Youngest rock in the middle) That looks like an upside down parabola. (Antiformal). A Synformal Syncline is a syncline (Youngest rock in the middle), that looks like a parabola. (Synformal).I'm new to this event and I'm having some trouble understanding the basics.
So I know that a syncline is when the youngest rocks are towards the center, and an anticline is when the oldest rocks are towards the center.
But what is the difference between an antiformal syncline and a synformal syncline? I've been trying to find a good picture but I'm having some trouble.
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