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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby tornado guy » June 27th, 2012, 2:35 pm

Earth Science by Tarbuck would be a help for beginning glaciers.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby BYHscioly » June 29th, 2012, 11:00 am

OR you could just bs all the tests like I did :D

Nats question: Describe the historical significance and challenge of a water gap:
a) Historical significance ______________________________________
b) Challenge _________________________________________________
I didn't have the faintest idea what a water gap was but I randomly guessed and got it right o.o

Does anyone have any sample topographic maps of glacial features?

There's gonna be a lot of glacial terminology... NOTESHEET

Does anyone know when the rule booklet comes out?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby mnstrviola » July 1st, 2012, 5:40 pm

OR you could just bs all the tests like I did :D

Nats question: Describe the historical significance and challenge of a water gap:
a) Historical significance ______________________________________
b) Challenge _________________________________________________
I didn't have the faintest idea what a water gap was but I randomly guessed and got it right o.o

Does anyone have any sample topographic maps of glacial features?

There's gonna be a lot of glacial terminology... NOTESHEET

Does anyone know when the rule booklet comes out?

BSing accounted for maybe 10% of the points I got on my regional and state tests.

And the rule booklet doesn't come out until September-0ctober.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby PacificGoldenPlover » July 4th, 2012, 5:15 pm

Those names look horribly complicated! I wish I spoke Icelandic, that would be so useful. I will feel better when the rules come out and I will actually know what to study for. Do you guys know if USGS is a good place to look up information on glaciers and such for DP next year?
Ég elska íslenska! It's a very complicated language, though. Not that it's stopping me or anything...

I didn't see much on USGS, but I did find this, which might be a useful introduction. My current knowledge comes mostly from experience and a general geology textbook, so I haven't done much Internet research yet. Maybe I should go look for resources when glaciers was last the topic.
If you think those are bad, wait till you see actual glacier names... (Iceland), Fedschenko , Siachen oh my! Then again, some are easy like Lambert.

I just got a college level glaciology textbook and am currently working my way through it. Amazing how much math is in there! I probably should have gone through a college level physical geology book first, but the only one I had only had one short chapter on glaciers which I read through in about one day.

Looking forward to this event!
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby FullMetalMaple » July 5th, 2012, 11:07 am

If you think those are bad, wait till you see actual glacier names... (Iceland), Fedschenko , Siachen oh my! Then again, some are easy like Lambert.

I just got a college level glaciology textbook and am currently working my way through it. Amazing how much math is in there! I probably should have gone through a college level physical geology book first, but the only one I had only had one short chapter on glaciers which I read through in about one day.

Looking forward to this event!
Oh, and I just found out what randkluft is. Thanks, fullmetalmaple, for reminding me!
How about Eyjafjallajökull?

What's the book you're using? I tried finding collegiate resources for this event; I know the University of Calgary has a fairly extensive glaciology program, but the site is hard to navigate.

And haha, no problem.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby BYHscioly » July 6th, 2012, 8:36 am

Does anyone have any links to online textbooks/helpful websites for those collegiate stuff. Like not just the terms but the science and math that's involved.

Thanks.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby PacificGoldenPlover » July 6th, 2012, 1:28 pm

If you think those are bad, wait till you see actual glacier names... (Iceland), Fedschenko , Siachen oh my! Then again, some are easy like Lambert.

I just got a college level glaciology textbook and am currently working my way through it. Amazing how much math is in there! I probably should have gone through a college level physical geology book first, but the only one I had only had one short chapter on glaciers which I read through in about one day.

Looking forward to this event!
Oh, and I just found out what randkluft is. Thanks, fullmetalmaple, for reminding me!
How about Eyjafjallajökull?
Isn't that a volcano?
What's the book you're using? I tried finding collegiate resources for this event; I know the University of Calgary has a fairly extensive glaciology program, but the site is hard to navigate.

And haha, no problem.
I just got it online. I wouldn't really recommend it though... it's got differential equations in chapter 4(!)
Unless of course, you know differentials
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby FullMetalMaple » July 6th, 2012, 3:27 pm

"Eyjafjallajökull" refers to the ice cap, the volcano, and\or the entire ice-capped volcano complex (interestingly enough, in French, the volcano has a different name). I meant the ice cap, which has many outlet glaciers. Sorry for the confusion.

Eh, I know differentials. I might go on my own hunt for books, though.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby BYHscioly » July 11th, 2012, 11:42 am

I found a bunch of previews on Google Books. Never knew or expected so many mathematics in glaciers.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby tornado guy » July 11th, 2012, 11:52 am

Are there going to be topo maps in glaciers?
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