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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

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

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: December 18th, 2018, 9:55 pm
by Umaroth
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.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: December 27th, 2018, 11:21 am
by neerja.shah
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...

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: December 28th, 2018, 3:58 pm
by SciolyHarsh
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.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: December 31st, 2018, 12:06 pm
by neerja.shah

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?

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

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

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.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: January 5th, 2019, 1:17 pm
by neoprotozoan
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 ;)

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: January 5th, 2019, 4:46 pm
by CookiePie1
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.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: January 5th, 2019, 5:22 pm
by ET2020
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.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 4:11 pm
by WangwithaTang
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

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

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

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 9:17 pm
by WangwithaTang
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.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 9:46 pm
by WangwithaTang
Also, can somebody explain the mass balance gradient?
Thank you!

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 6:31 am
by JoeyC
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.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: January 8th, 2019, 3:31 pm
by WangwithaTang
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?