Atmospheric methyl chloroform: a leaky water tank example
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Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
- Have reviewed graphing.
- Are familiar with the notation of the derivative and its graphical interpretation.
- Have used Stella II software several times (this is a fairly simple model to construct)
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
- Be able to model the behavior of an atmospheric trace gas that can be characterized by a single lifetime.
- Use model and observations to estimate emissions and atmospheric lifetime.
- Learn basics of least squares comparison
- Begin to think about how models can help in the development and monitoring of public policy
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
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Description of the activity/assignment
Determining whether students have met the goals
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- Activity Description/Assignment (Microsoft Word 480kB Mar26 10)