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Meteorology B

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby FueL » August 16th, 2010, 5:02 pm

Has anyone here done this topic before?
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby zyzzyva980 » August 16th, 2010, 5:03 pm

No, but I live in Kansas. Prime severe storm location. If you knew you were going to be doing this event in the spring, I hope you were paying attention ;) .
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby robotman » August 16th, 2010, 5:04 pm

FueL wrote:Has anyone here done this topic before?

Yep
Any specific questions?

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby FueL » August 16th, 2010, 5:09 pm

robotman09 wrote:Yep
Any specific questions?


None yet. The wiki is looking good, n' the topic looks less broad than everyday weather, which makes me happy.

We studied our butts off for clouds, but not one question appeared on the test. :(
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby EpicFailOlympian » August 18th, 2010, 9:07 am

robotman09 wrote:
FueL wrote:Has anyone here done this topic before?

Yep
Any specific questions?

Hey can you make a test for us robotman?
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby robotman » August 18th, 2010, 9:27 am

EpicFailOlympian wrote:
robotman09 wrote:
FueL wrote:Has anyone here done this topic before?

Yep
Any specific questions?

Hey can you make a test for us robotman?

When I find the time I will write a test. So most likely not for a few weeks.

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby Bacteriophage » September 11th, 2010, 3:06 pm

yep i did meteorology for regionals and states in 2010. regionals, 6th place--> never actually studied. started studying for states, got 3rd for meteorology. we spent most of our time making arrows on this weather map (we had to indicate wind patterns or sumthing)... weren't even sure if we were doing it right :roll: but we got a lot of it right... the pictures were the easiest part. we got 3rd place; turns out the other teams didn't know much either+i had studied a bit of meteorology in 5th grade so i was not *that* bad... did better than at my other event (disease detectives for which i studied 75+ hours)
everyday weather wasn't that hard.... a good resource was the wall street journal's daily weather report.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby IdahoSciGuy » September 16th, 2010, 10:00 pm

Speaking of severe storms, did anyone catch that twister in NYC earlier today? It's still listed as a possible tornado, and hasn't been made official.

EDIT: its official! 2 seperate tornadoes in New York City, with winds as high as 125 mph. I now pose a question to all of you. Do you think Damage estimates can remain unbiased if a tornado strikes the downtown core of a city? Do you think it would be exagerated?
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby 14Kansas » November 13th, 2010, 8:30 am

This is my second year in Meteorology. Good Luck!

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby yogoperson » December 4th, 2010, 8:29 pm

Ugh.... there are so many packets for Meteorology to study.... I feel like I am drowning in boredom.... seriously...
In my opinion, studying Meteorology is boring, but seeing it in action is awesome. Where I live, there are hardly any storms to see!
I need help on isotherms or something[can't even remember the right term]. Can anybody help?
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby robotman » December 5th, 2010, 11:22 am

isotherms are lines of constant temperature
isobars are lines of constant pressure

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Re: Meteorology B

Postby zyzzyva980 » December 5th, 2010, 11:27 am

iso will always mean equals (like isoceles triangle). So whenever you see iso-something, even if you don't know what is, it will always be a line of equal or constant "something". From there, if you know your weather terms, you can take a very well educated guess. Like Iso (equal) + Therm (temperature) = Isotherm.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby yogoperson » December 6th, 2010, 9:21 pm

Thanks. I guess I understand the concepts, but I don't think I can read the map. On a pop quiz I was supposed to read one and I got it wrong. T^T
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby robotman » December 8th, 2010, 11:07 am

This section of last years Wiki may help

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