Dynamic Planet B/C

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » December 16th, 2018, 9:05 am

Pastaman202 wrote:Does anyone know what topic is mainly focused on this year? (Glacial landforms, topos, history, milankovitch cycles etc.)

According to the rules, glaciers, glaciation, and long-term climate change

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Umaroth » December 18th, 2018, 9:55 pm

Pastaman202 wrote:Does anyone know what topic is mainly focused on this year? (Glacial landforms, topos, history, milankovitch cycles etc.)

All of that pretty much. Not a super broad topic, but you have to know your knowledge well to be successful. Something I have seen my students struggle with is identifying features based on topographic map images, since they aren't really familiar with them.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby neerja.shah » December 27th, 2018, 11:21 am

l0lit wrote:
neerja.shah wrote:So I am in this topic and need to learn it in about 2 months. How much information is there to cover? Where should I start on the Sci Oly page? What topic?


SciOly wiki is here, but your best bet is to also go to the Wikipedia glaciers page here. Get as many terms as you can and begin taking tests to find out what you don't know. I personally wouldn't read a textbook, but it can give you a lot of general knowledge as well as fill in gaps in your notes.


Thank you but I have some more questions:

on the test, will there be only some vocab terms and what would I need to know in context with maps and things of such...

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby SciolyHarsh » December 28th, 2018, 3:58 pm

neerja.shah wrote:
l0lit wrote:
neerja.shah wrote:So I am in this topic and need to learn it in about 2 months. How much information is there to cover? Where should I start on the Sci Oly page? What topic?


SciOly wiki is here, but your best bet is to also go to the Wikipedia glaciers page here. Get as many terms as you can and begin taking tests to find out what you don't know. I personally wouldn't read a textbook, but it can give you a lot of general knowledge as well as fill in gaps in your notes.


Thank you but I have some more questions:

on the test, will there be only some vocab terms and what would I need to know in context with maps and things of such...


From the tests I've seen so far and the invitationals I've been to, I've only seen one topographic map. You will need to know all the vocab strongly, but maps aren't the most important thing. That said, there may be maps at some invitationals/regionals/states/nationals, so I'm sure a decent understanding would be helpful. Just don't make it your main focus.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby neerja.shah » December 31st, 2018, 12:06 pm

SciolyHarsh wrote:
neerja.shah wrote:
l0lit wrote:
SciOly wiki is here, but your best bet is to also go to the Wikipedia glaciers page here. Get as many terms as you can and begin taking tests to find out what you don't know. I personally wouldn't read a textbook, but it can give you a lot of general knowledge as well as fill in gaps in your notes.


Thank you but I have some more questions:

on the test, will there be only some vocab terms and what would I need to know in context with maps and things of such...


From the tests I've seen so far and the invitationals I've been to, I've only seen one topographic map. You will need to know all the vocab strongly, but maps aren't the most important thing. That said, there may be maps at some invitationals/regionals/states/nationals, so I'm sure a decent understanding would be helpful. Just don't make it your main focus.


Does that mean that if I study some Quizlet terms, it will be enough...about 100 terms?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » December 31st, 2018, 7:00 pm

neerja.shah wrote:
SciolyHarsh wrote:
neerja.shah wrote:
Thank you but I have some more questions:

on the test, will there be only some vocab terms and what would I need to know in context with maps and things of such...


From the tests I've seen so far and the invitationals I've been to, I've only seen one topographic map. You will need to know all the vocab strongly, but maps aren't the most important thing. That said, there may be maps at some invitationals/regionals/states/nationals, so I'm sure a decent understanding would be helpful. Just don't make it your main focus.


Does that mean that if I study some Quizlet terms, it will be enough...about 100 terms?

It depends on which terms you're studying... you need to know the vocab regarding each point listed on the rules. If you've got them all thoroughly covered, you're good.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby neoprotozoan » January 5th, 2019, 1:17 pm

Does anyone have the test exchange for the 2019 Dynamic Planet invitational?
I didn't go to it and I thought it would be good practice for upcoming events.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby CookiePie1 » January 5th, 2019, 4:46 pm

neoprotozoan wrote:Does anyone have the test exchange for the 2019 Dynamic Planet invitational?
I didn't go to it and I thought it would be good practice for upcoming events.
Thanks ;)


You can use this link. As a general note, the links to the test exchange and archive are all on the scioly.org homepage.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby ET2020 » January 5th, 2019, 5:22 pm

Does anyone know where I could get good resources to learn about specific surveys and studies? I've seen a few on tests but I'm not sure where I can learn more about them.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby WangwithaTang » January 6th, 2019, 4:11 pm

ET2020 wrote:Does anyone know where I could get good resources to learn about specific surveys and studies? I've seen a few on tests but I'm not sure where I can learn more about them.

Try looking up the survey or study directly, it may help

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » January 6th, 2019, 5:47 pm

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ET2020 wrote:Does anyone know where I could get good resources to learn about specific surveys and studies? I've seen a few on tests but I'm not sure where I can learn more about them.

Try looking up the survey or study directly, it may help

Wikipedia is nice because if you have the name of one thing, it links you to a bunch of related stuff

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby WangwithaTang » January 6th, 2019, 9:17 pm

On the event guidelines for Dynamic Planet, it says we need to know the influence of bed (wet or dry, bare rock, and sediment). What are you guys going to put for that part? I can't really find sources on that.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby WangwithaTang » January 6th, 2019, 9:46 pm

Also, can somebody explain the mass balance gradient?
Thank you!

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby JoeyC » January 7th, 2019, 6:31 am

I'm pretty sure that's the relation between accumulation and ablation: if the glacier's mass balance is positive, then it's gaining more ice than it looses; assume good climates for glacial growth. If it's negative, then it's loosing ice; probably warm, dry conditions.
Mass balance is used as an indicator of glacial health and of a glacier's growth and decay.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby WangwithaTang » January 8th, 2019, 3:31 pm

JoeyC wrote:I'm pretty sure that's the relation between accumulation and ablation: if the glacier's mass balance is positive, then it's gaining more ice than it looses; assume good climates for glacial growth. If it's negative, then it's loosing ice; probably warm, dry conditions.
Mass balance is used as an indicator of glacial health and of a glacier's growth and decay.

That's for the mass balance gradient, right? Also, what about the influence of bed (wet or dry, bare rock, and sediment) part and the relation of flow to elevation and gradient?


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