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Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby bernard » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:00 am

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Postby Unome » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:51 pm

So what are people expecting from the new topic? I've personally just been looking at college courses and Wikipedia for info.
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Postby texas » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:20 pm

Unome wrote:So what are people expecting from the new topic? I've personally just been looking at college courses and Wikipedia for info.


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Postby Samda » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:36 pm

Hey everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone would have some tectonics test that they'd like to share,

Thanks :D,
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby tyasasvi » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:05 am

What should I focus on studying when I am studying this topic. There is so much information. Does any one have an idea of where I should start? Thx

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Unome » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:46 am

tyasasvi wrote:What should I focus on studying when I am studying this topic. There is so much information. Does any one have an idea of where I should start? Thx

If you don't have much background knowledge, I would recommend starting with a website for an introductory-level college course on plate tectonics (or a textbook if you have one readily available), and then branch off from there based on what the rules detail.

Samda wrote:Hey everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone would have some tectonics test that they'd like to share,

Thanks :D,
Sam

Tectonics is a brand-new topic, so there aren't yet much in the way of tests. The Earthquakes and Volcanoes tests from 2009 and 2010 may be of some limited use (see the Test Exchange), and if your team participated in Captains Tryouts, they should have access to the one Dynamic Planet test from there.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby amydata123 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:30 pm

Besides Alfred Wegener, what scientists are you guys saying contributed?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby DarkZephyr » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:09 am

Other scientists I was going to mention would be Harry Hess, Arthur Holmes, and others that helped legitimize Wegener's theories. Can someone explain to me the difference between rift basins and back-arc basins? Also, what do the rules mean by "nature of the sedimentary record"?

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Postby MaeleeB » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:58 pm

What are orogenic belts, or can you direct me to a good resource?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Unome » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:48 pm

MaeleeB wrote:What are orogenic belts, or can you direct me to a good resource?

"Orogenic belt" is a fairly literal term; it's essentially a fancy way of saying "mountain range" (usually with the implication that the mountains in the belt all formed at around the same time from the same processes).

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby freed2003 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:21 pm

Does anyone know of good articles for m. Engineering and societal practices to mitigate hazards and protect human life in tectonically active areas.? I tried searching but couldn't find any, especially for the societal practices.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Unome » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:05 am

freed2003 wrote:Does anyone know of good articles for m. Engineering and societal practices to mitigate hazards and protect human life in tectonically active areas.? I tried searching but couldn't find any, especially for the societal practices.

There's a nice Wikipedia article on prediction of volcanic activity, which should help for parts of it.

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Postby chscioly » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:32 am

What's the difference between sedimentary and tectonic basins? Are they basically the same thing?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Unome » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:51 am

chscioly wrote:What's the difference between sedimentary and tectonic basins? Are they basically the same thing?

They appear to me to be mostly the same thing, except the term "sedimentary basin" is used in the context of sediment influx (this is just from a few minutes of reading the internet though). I'd recommend on a test putting the one that seems most suited to that particular question.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby als9126 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:44 pm

Why isn't there a practice test for dynamic planet!??!?!?!? I really need one and can't find one. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
Uggghh are "earthquakes and volcanoes" good enough for tectonics?


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