California University of Pennsylvania
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Kohler Curves part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
In this assignment students investigate the process of cloud droplet nucleation by analyzing the importance of supersaturation, radius of curvature, CCN solute mass and temperature. Students will be produce 3 plots using the spreadsheet program of their choice. The first plot is used to test their understanding of the reading. The second plot is used to help them determine the importance of supersaturation and solute mass, and the third to help them determine the importance of supersaturation and temperature. The final questions let them apply calculus skills to the problem. Questions are a mixture of short and long answer questions.