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Re: Meteorology B

Postby mg » October 21st, 2009, 6:07 pm

Hi,
Will METAR be tested? I couldn't tell from the rules.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby robotman » October 21st, 2009, 6:17 pm

metar has the possiblity of being tested it was on my states test three years ago

it is would be classified under section K or section J

here is a very basic METAR info/decoding
http://scioly.org/wiki/Everyday_Weather#METAR

here is the list i acually learned from
Metar Info

And here is a Metar Data Access[
Metar Data Access

Here is a full listing of data access codes to chose from
ICAO codes

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby mg » October 22nd, 2009, 3:29 pm

thanks those really help :D
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby gsimmons12345 » October 29th, 2009, 7:53 am

do you get to do experiments with weather or is it just a boring test
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby brobo » October 29th, 2009, 11:16 am

what type of expirements would you do :?
its just a test. most events are, and so are all of the events under "study events"
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby robotman » October 29th, 2009, 1:18 pm

gsimmons12345 wrote:do you get to do experiments with weather or is it just a boring test

there are some tests that do have a "practical application" portion it normally is just IDing instrurments or something similar but no acual experiments per say

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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » October 30th, 2009, 3:16 pm

In terms of experiments, you may have to read a meteograph, interpret a weather map, or identify clouds and the weather they associate with, but really that's the most experimenty they get. You could also get the IDing instruments and identify weather patterns from the instruments' data, but since it's not a lab event, there's really no experiment. And I think in the rules it says there's a test.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby brobo » October 30th, 2009, 7:59 pm

I haven't had to do any type of experiment in any of the tests I've taken.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby robotman » October 30th, 2009, 8:27 pm

The tests in the wiki are a good starting point but dont think that that is all you need to know

soon their should be a fairly good test/ review sometime soon that will hopefully cover everything needed

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby robotman » October 31st, 2009, 5:39 am

some suggestions for your cheat sheet
1. It should only be for what you forget easily not for your knowledge base
2.Font size should be easy to quickly for most people five is the smallest to go and still conserve quick reading
3. Dedicate one side to charts, graphs and pictures and the other to text.
4. Print it on card stock it holds the ink better making it easier to read
5. Only put what you need this saves time when you are looking for info during the test
6.Chart/graph/picture size is of the essence make it big enough to read but not much bigger
7. Remember word can change the margin size and you can normally ignore the printer warning about margins being unprintable
8.Remember that font sizes can go up by .5

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby brobo » October 31st, 2009, 9:40 am

No, no, and no. I did non of those things. I crammed everything I could onto one side, and made a bunch of tiny charts with tiny pictures on the other side with about font size 5. We're still changing things, tho, and we might highlight important stuff.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » October 31st, 2009, 3:16 pm

That doesn't seem that different from what robotman said. One thing you shouldn't do, however, is put "everything you could" on one side, because things that you know off the top of your head (e.g. cirrus=high cloud, blue triangles=cold front) are just taking up space if you put them on your study sheet. If you insist on having these facts written down somewhere, make a longer, multi-page document just for preparation and then condense it to one page for the competition. Another idea is studying extensively on one subject to save more space on your sheet, without completely focusing on it and failing at everything else in the event.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby gsimmons12345 » November 2nd, 2009, 7:54 am

how hard will the test be
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby brobo » November 2nd, 2009, 11:05 am

Depends from state to state, and what you consider "hard". Most of the practice tests I've taken are pathedicly easy, but the real ones are always harder. It also depends on what, and how much, you study.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby robotman » November 2nd, 2009, 1:32 pm

gsimmons12345 wrote:how hard will the test be

most of the test like robodude said vary from state to state and also who created it

the best way to make the tests easy are to learn everything in the rules and be able to explain anything to you partner and also a complete novice in Meteorology if you can explain it to the point that a complete novice can understand it without losing the technical information you should do fine


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