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Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 23rd, 2011, 12:24 pm
by starshine
Thank you! :D Did you have a calculator? That would've helped especially. And did you do the bonus part?
Ya we brought in a calculator, we knew how to find the area for some of the questions, but my mind went blank when we got to the "Finding the area of a perfect circular tornado using Pi formula."
Bonus Part??? I don't remember seeing that.. What type of questions were on it?
What would a tornado spawning a hurricane even look like :geek:
They gave you a formula. I believe all you had to do was plug the numbers in.
The bonus part. With the air masses. It said for bonus credit, you have to write down the abbreviation for air masses. ie.- Continental Polar=cP
I dunno, but that'd be epic.

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 23rd, 2011, 2:15 pm
by FueL
That does sound really easy. :\ I wonder if it was the same writer who did the 2005 nats test.

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 23rd, 2011, 3:29 pm
by starshine
That does sound really easy. :\ I wonder if it was the same writer who did the 2005 nats test.
I'm not sure. He had two other people helping him write it. It looked so professional too, with binders and page protectors. :D

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 23rd, 2011, 6:02 pm
by tornado guy
I also liked how they pre-spaced all the teams out! :)
BTW, Naming air masses in a national test is pretty easy for bonus points.

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 23rd, 2011, 6:05 pm
by starshine
I also liked how they pre-spaced all the teams out! :)
Definitely. But it was really quiet in the room, so when I talked, it got awkward. A 255-seater lecture hall with 20 people in it got awkward. And their lunch came in the middle of the event.
The dryline went between the places of close dewpoints and far away dewpoints, right?

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 23rd, 2011, 6:12 pm
by tornado guy
I also liked how they pre-spaced all the teams out! :)
Definitely. But it was really quiet in the room, so when I talked, it got awkward. A 255-seater lecture hall with 20 people in it got awkward. And their lunch came in the middle of the event.
The dryline went between the places of close dewpoints and far away dewpoints, right?
I put the dryline between the sharp different dewpoints. I had a hard time finding where the cold front went.

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 23rd, 2011, 6:32 pm
by rfscoach
That does sound really easy. :\ I wonder if it was the same writer who did the 2005 nats test.
I'm not sure. He had two other people helping him write it. It looked so professional too, with binders and page protectors. :D
Yes, same guy. Mike Spinar, he wrote the 2005 Severe Storm Nationals test and the 2010 Everyday Weather Nationals Test.

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 23rd, 2011, 7:00 pm
by tornado guy
That does sound really easy. :\ I wonder if it was the same writer who did the 2005 nats test.
I'm not sure. He had two other people helping him write it. It looked so professional too, with binders and page protectors. :D
Yes, same guy. Mike Spinar, he wrote the 2005 Severe Storm Nationals test and the 2010 Everyday Weather Nationals Test.
Ok, I figured it was him. The test writing style seemed similar/familiar. :P

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 24th, 2011, 2:39 pm
by starshine
Ok, I figured it was him. The test writing style seemed similar/familiar. :P
For some reason, it didn't seem familiar to me. But then again, there were those true/false questions...
I also liked how they pre-spaced all the teams out! :)
Definitely. But it was really quiet in the room, so when I talked, it got awkward. A 255-seater lecture hall with 20 people in it got awkward. And their lunch came in the middle of the event.
The dryline went between the places of close dewpoints and far away dewpoints, right?
I put the dryline between the sharp different dewpoints. I had a hard time finding where the cold front went.
Oh ok. That's what I did too. The cold/warm fronts were easy for me to identify.

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 24th, 2011, 5:32 pm
by tornado guy
I put the cold front where the temperature dropped a few degrees. And the warm front where there was consistent high dewpoint, and no sharp differences.

Did you split up the test or do it in order with your partner?

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 24th, 2011, 5:36 pm
by starshine
I put the cold front where the temperature dropped a few degrees. And the warm front where there was consistent high dewpoint, and no sharp differences.

Did you split up the test or do it in order with your partner?
We did the first two questions together. Then we realized that it was really long, so we split it up. We finished everything, including checking with 7 minutes to spare.
What about you?

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 24th, 2011, 5:41 pm
by tornado guy
I put the cold front where the temperature dropped a few degrees. And the warm front where there was consistent high dewpoint, and no sharp differences.

Did you split up the test or do it in order with your partner?
We did the first two questions together. Then we realized that it was really long, so we split it up. We finished everything, including checking with 7 minutes to spare.
What about you?
We finished the test with 5 minutes left. And then I realized for the very first question that my partner (Since we split up the test.) had accidentally looked at the wrong map for the average tornadoes... We then rushed through that part writing down the right states :P What did you put down from 1-4 for most dangerous weather events?

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 24th, 2011, 5:51 pm
by starshine
I put the cold front where the temperature dropped a few degrees. And the warm front where there was consistent high dewpoint, and no sharp differences.

Did you split up the test or do it in order with your partner?
We did the first two questions together. Then we realized that it was really long, so we split it up. We finished everything, including checking with 7 minutes to spare.
What about you?
We finished the test with 5 minutes left. And then I realized for the very first question that my partner (Since we split up the test.) had accidentally looked at the wrong map for the average tornadoes... We then rushed through that part writing down the right states :P What did you put down from 1-4 for most dangerous weather events?
Oh, that must've sucked. At least you guys checked and got it right. ;)
We put
1. Flash Flooding
2. Hurricanes
3. Lightning
4. Tornadoes

What place did you get?

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 24th, 2011, 7:23 pm
by tornado guy
Oh, that must've sucked. At least you guys checked and got it right. ;)
We put
1. Flash Flooding
2. Hurricanes
3. Lightning
4. Tornadoes

What place did you get?
We put down
1. Lightning
2. Tornadoes
3. Hurricanes
4. Flash Flooding.. I checked out on the internet after the test and saw that we go half of it correct..
We actually got 39th :( Which after talking to you and hearing other peoples' reactions is surprising, since most of the stuff you're saying you put down I put down the same thing.

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: May 25th, 2011, 2:07 pm
by starshine
Oh, that must've sucked. At least you guys checked and got it right. ;)
We put
1. Flash Flooding
2. Hurricanes
3. Lightning
4. Tornadoes

What place did you get?
We put down
1. Lightning
2. Tornadoes
3. Hurricanes
4. Flash Flooding.. I checked out on the internet after the test and saw that we go half of it correct..
We actually got 39th :( Which after talking to you and hearing other peoples' reactions is surprising, since most of the stuff you're saying you put down I put down the same thing.
Oh. It looks like we got the exact opposite XD
And 39th isn't bad. Plus, since the test was fairly easy, it may have been hard to separate the teams.