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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by windu34 » November 9th, 2015, 8:20 am

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deji725 wrote:Any study guides that I should use for Dynamic Planet C?
Are there any others pieces of information that I need to know about wave and currents other than the the information on the manual
Really, there aren't any you 'should' use, if you want to best prepare for the event you ought be making your own study guide. But some good resources for you to begin your search would probably be Earth Science textbooks from your school, as well as online textbooks. This year I found some good online textbooks on marine biogeochemical cycles. NOAA's website also has good information as well. Really, you could probably just go through and google each term and you will find information on them. As far as outside information goes, I often find that at invitationals there are often questions on different types of sediments, tsunamis, and magnetic reversals. However, State and Nationals both tend to stick to what's on the manual.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by rockster » November 17th, 2015, 1:54 pm

Does anyone have a website or two to help find something for the distribution of chemicals in the ocean?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by JasperKota » November 28th, 2015, 8:22 pm

Well I can't say much since I don't have a lot of experience, but I found this youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/scienceclassisgreat to have good explanations on stuff like waves, tides, upwelling, etc. If you're new to oceanography I'd recommend it. I was confused with explanations I had found on other sites when I was studying for my school tryouts, but this channel cleared it up for me.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by PolarWater » December 3rd, 2015, 7:08 am

Can some explain the Ekman Spiral to me? :)

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Post by Terbin73 » December 3rd, 2015, 1:43 pm

PolarWater wrote:Can some explain the Ekman Spiral to me? :)
:D The Ekman spiral is a structure of currents or winds near a horizontal boundary in which the flow direction rotates as one moves away from the boundary. It derives its name from the Swedish oceanographer Vagn Walfrid Ekman. :D

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by windu34 » December 3rd, 2015, 2:31 pm

Terbin73 wrote:
PolarWater wrote:Can some explain the Ekman Spiral to me? :)
:D The Ekman spiral is a structure of currents or winds near a horizontal boundary in which the flow direction rotates as one moves away from the boundary. It derives its name from the Swedish oceanographer Vagn Walfrid Ekman. :D
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by PolarWater » December 3rd, 2015, 7:30 pm

I found a good youtube video explaining the spiral enjoy :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4w5tWSPpf4

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by JT016 » December 6th, 2015, 8:55 am

Does anyone know the order of the 5 major ocean gyres in terms of size? According to ScienceDaily, the South Pacific Gyre is the largest. Yet, according to Wikipedia, the North Pacific Gyre is the largest ecosystem on Earth. Does anyone have any other information concerning this topic?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by windu34 » December 6th, 2015, 9:01 am

JT016 wrote:Does anyone know the order of the 5 major ocean gyres in terms of size? According to ScienceDaily, the South Pacific Gyre is the largest. Yet, according to Wikipedia, the North Pacific Gyre is the largest ecosystem on Earth. Does anyone have any other information concerning this topic?
Pretty sure N. Pacific is the largest
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