Assignment

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Questions

1) Start with a vapor pressure of 10mb. Enter a temperature (between 0 C and 40 C) that will cause a cloud to form.

2) Start with a vapor pressure of 10mb. Enter a temperature (between 0 C and 40 C) that will not cause a cloud to form.

3) Given an initial air temperature of 28 C, enter an initial dew point temperature (between 0 C and 40 C) which will cause a cloud to form below 500m.

4) Given an initial air temperature of 28 C, enter an initial dew point temperature (between 0 C and 40 C) which
will cause a cloud to form above 1000m.

5) Given an initial air temperature of 28 C, enter an initial dew point temperature (between -10 C and 40 C)
which will cause no cloud to form.

6) Given an initial air temperature of 20 C, enter an initial water vapor pressure (between 0 mb and 24 mb)
which will cause instantaneous cloud formation.

7) Given an initial air temperature of 20 C, enter an initial water vapor pressure (between 0 mb and 24 mb)
which will cause cloud formation above 1000m.

8) Given an initial air temperature of 20 C, enter an initial water vapor pressure (between 0 mb and 24 mb)
which will cause no cloud formation.

Setting Initial Conditions:
Use the scrollbars in the simulation to set the initial temperature and water vapor pressure. As you scroll the leaf will move on the Vapor Pressure vs. Temperature graph. The numerical values are shown in the digital displays to the left of the scrollbars.
 
The following exercises are provided to help you learn to use the simulation.

Warm-up Exercise 1 - Setting Initial Conditions

Scroll up to the simulation and set the initial temperature to 20 degree C and initial water vapor to 10 mb.

Warm-up Exercise 2 - Using the Controls

Warm-up Exercise 3 - Showing the Log Now you are ready to complete the assignment.  Use the BACK button in the browser to return to the student menu.