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Re: Meteorology B

Postby starshine » May 22nd, 2011, 5:05 pm

Ya good job! I have a feeling we might of messed up on the math. We split the test and I did the true/false (Which was so easy.), I think that the math put us out though :(
Thank you! :D Did you have a calculator? That would've helped especially. And did you do the bonus part?
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby Tramsarran » May 22nd, 2011, 5:17 pm

Anyone think that the Nationals Meteorology test this year was way too easy?
What was the test like? And... CONGRATS ON 2ND :D ! I freaked out during the live feed yesterday, haha.
It was mostly simple Meteorology questions. There was a lot of graph interpreting and counting. There was some math, like finding the area of a tornado track. We had to label air masses, as well as do some true and false questions, like, "Can hurricanes form on the equator?"
And thank you! :D
Rememember the Meterology test at the NY State competition ? True or False: "Can a tornado spawn a hurricane?" It'd be awesome if that could happen...
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby FueL » May 22nd, 2011, 5:20 pm

Starshine, would you say the test was easier or harder than the NY test? Or about the same?
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby starshine » May 22nd, 2011, 5:21 pm

Rememember the Meterology test at the NY State competition ? True or False: "Can a tornado spawn a hurricane?" It'd be awesome if that could happen...
If a tornado could spawn a hurricane? That'd be cool.
But the NY State event was so much harder in my opinion.
And FueL, I like how we address each other by our usernames and not our real names XD
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » May 23rd, 2011, 7:05 am

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:
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby starshine » May 23rd, 2011, 12:24 pm

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.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby FueL » May 23rd, 2011, 2:15 pm

That does sound really easy. :\ I wonder if it was the same writer who did the 2005 nats test.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby starshine » May 23rd, 2011, 3:29 pm

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
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby tornado guy » May 23rd, 2011, 6:02 pm

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.
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Re: Meteorology B

Postby starshine » May 23rd, 2011, 6:05 pm

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?
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