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Re: Meteorology B

Posted: April 25th, 2011, 8:55 pm
by MMeteorite1
Happy to share study materials. There is core info, but Meteorlogy emphasis topic rotates on a 3 yr cycles.
Yes, I will compete in Div C next year, though no Meteorology in C
OK, so I have placed 1st 2 x, in the great state of Ohio (NE Ohio) at Invitationals, plus a 3rd at another. I also have medaled 3 times in Optics including at regionals. Just found out, because I am a 9th grader, I am the odd man out in competing at our State meet. Did I mention I finished 4th last year in the state, and now I don't even get to compete. Have to say I am very down right now. Best of luck to you all. Cherrish the chances you get to compete. I will stay away from sharp instruments for a while.
Wow, my school doesn't have any 9th graders and we look up to the 8th graders in SO. Does the high school you're going into have SO so you can join division c? Do you have any advice for everyone who's still competing in Meterology? I'm hoping that I can make it into my school's SO team next year. I got 8th in Meterology at States.

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: April 27th, 2011, 12:02 pm
by FueL
The [hide] tags don't seem to work for me, so I'll use the spoiler tags instead.
The southeast side, because the SW winds are behind it and augment the speed of the winds there. @MMeteorite1: Does that mean Ohio doesn't allow 9th graders to compete at the state tournament? Or was it for another reason?

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: April 27th, 2011, 1:40 pm
by robotman
Ok since there have been two correct answers lets move on.

Explain the scale that is used to measure tornado strength, explain each individual rating and also the difference between each rating.
Than rate this tornado
This tornado tore through a cornfield than a town in northwest kansas and destroyed a church.

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: April 27th, 2011, 1:56 pm
by brobo
Ok since there have been two correct answers lets move on.

Explain the scale that is used to measure tornado strength, explain each individual rating and also the difference between each rating.
Than rate this tornado
This tornado tore through a cornfield than a town in northwest kansas and destroyed a church.
Fujita Scale- Based off of wind speed. The rattings depend on weather or not your using the ENHANCED Fujita Scale or the regular one. That could be anything above a F3, I would think, but the exact value would depend on how much else it destroyed.

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: April 27th, 2011, 2:22 pm
by FueL
Ok since there have been two correct answers lets move on.

Explain the scale that is used to measure tornado strength, explain each individual rating and also the difference between each rating.
Than rate this tornado
This tornado tore through a cornfield than a town in northwest kansas and destroyed a church.
The Enhanced Fujita scale rates tornados from EF-0 to EF-5 based on damage. EF-0 is minimal damage (maybe branches ripped off and small trees affected), EF-3 is moderate damage (maybe trees knocked over, cars moved, poorly built outhouses and whatnot destroyed), EF-5 is severe damage (steel-reinforced houses completely ripped out of the ground).

I would say EF-4.

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: April 29th, 2011, 6:16 pm
by robotman
Both of you are correct again however Fuels rating would be more accurate as a church would be a solid building

here is one i have always hated lets see how you fair
Floating a Car
a) Flash flooding is dangerous and many people don’t know just how little water it takes
to float a car. Imagine you own a compact car. Just for fun, since you aren’t old enough
to drive, you decide to fit it in a box that is 16 feet long and 5 feet wide and try to make
it float. What is the area of the bottom of the box?
________
b) You know that an object (such as a 2500 pound car like yours) will float in water if the
weight of the water underneath it is greater than the object’s weight. You remember
that one cubic foot of water (enough to fill a box 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, and 1 foot
tall) weighs about 62.5 pounds. How much will the water in the box weigh if it’s filled
to a depth of:
¼ foot? _________
½ foot? _________
¾ foot? _________
1 foot? _________
c) About how much water do you think it will take to make your 2500 pound car float?
A) 3 inches B) 6 inches C) 12 inches D) 24 inches

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: April 29th, 2011, 6:25 pm
by FueL
A and B seem pointless to me - all it tests is calculation skills, not knowledge.
80 feet
1250 pounds
2500 pounds
3750 pounds
5000 pounds
B
Edit: Anyway, I should stop answering, since I won't be competing in this anymore. :P

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: April 30th, 2011, 4:09 pm
by yogoperson
Both of you are correct again however Fuels rating would be more accurate as a church would be a solid building

here is one i have always hated lets see how you fare
Floating a Car
a) Flash flooding is dangerous and many people don’t know just how little water it takes
to float a car. Imagine you own a compact car. Just for fun, since you aren’t old enough
to drive, you decide to fit it in a box that is 16 feet long and 5 feet wide and try to make
it float. What is the area of the bottom of the box?
________
b) You know that an object (such as a 2500 pound car like yours) will float in water if the
weight of the water underneath it is greater than the object’s weight. You remember
that one cubic foot of water (enough to fill a box 1 foot wide, 1 foot long, and 1 foot
tall) weighs about 62.5 pounds. How much will the water in the box weigh if it’s filled
to a depth of:
¼ foot? _________
½ foot? _________
¾ foot? _________
1 foot? _________
c) About how much water do you think it will take to make your 2500 pound car float?
A) 3 inches B) 6 inches C) 12 inches D) 24 inches
As for me, I don't even understand the question. ^^
a) A=lw
=16x5
=80
b) Don't get.
c) I say b, because that will be a lot of water. ^^

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 1st, 2011, 10:32 am
by FueL
For anyone who's interested, I made a severe storms quiz but it's a bit too short to be posted on the test exchange. It has no focus; it's mostly made up of random facts I've read here and there.

True/False
1. It is safe to administer CPR to a person immediately after they have been struck by lightning.
2. When caught in the middle of a thunderstorm with no nearby shelter, you should lie down in the nearest ditch.
3. Tornadoes generated by hurricanes are generally weaker than normal tornadoes.
4. A nor'easter gets its name from the fact that it usually strikes the northeaster US.
5. A capping inversion causes the storms that subsequently form to be weaker than normal.

Statistics
6. In which state do the most people get struck by lightning, yearly?
7. Approximately how many tornadoes form in the US every year? What about thunderstorms?
8. For hurricane development to become favorable, tropical waters must warm to at least how many degrees Fahrenheit?
9. "Positive" lightning (lightning that originates from the positively charged anvil of the cloud) occurs in what percent of all lightning strikes?
10. Which state has the smallest number of recorded tornadoes?

Short Answer
11. Why do we hardly hear about Pacific hurricanes on the news?
12. What is a backdoor cold front?
13. Name three weather systems that occur at the mesoscale level. (be more specific than mesoscale convective system)
14. When viewing Doppler radar, what does the abbreviation dbZ stand for? (NOT Dragonball Z :P )

Misc.
15. The following terms are associated with hurricanes. Order them from most to least percentage of hurricane-related deaths.
a) high speed winds
b) inland flooding
c) storm surge

16. Weather prediction is much more accurate now than it has been in the past. Order the following as they relate to hurricanes, from most accurately predicted to least accurately predicted.
a) track
b) intensity
c) speed

17. Which of the following clouds are generally associated with fair weather? (there may be more than one answer)
a) cirrus
b) cumulus
c) cirrostratus
d) roll cloud

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 2nd, 2011, 3:57 pm
by abator
At the Ohio State competition they mainly asked about mesoscale convective complex and about current weather like the weather in Alabama and the Carolinas. They also would give you scenarios and you would have to pick the safest and smartest way to deal with it.

2011 States Ohio
6th Meteorology First on my team to place at State! :D
9th Battery Buggy.