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dc.contributor.authorSchouten, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorLemckert, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.authorParisi, Alfioen_US
dc.contributor.authorDowns, Nathanen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnderhill, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Geoffen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:40:52Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:40:52Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2011-09-30T04:23:12Z
dc.identifier.issn14496313en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41089
dc.description.abstractWith the recent onset of drought conditions throughout many regions of Australia and across the world, a greater amount of interest has been placed on the measurement and modelling of evaporation rates in real world environments such as agricultural dams and drinking water reserves. Coinciding with this, substantial amounts of research work have been carried out detailing increasingly accurate methods to both measure and predict evaporative losses from water reserves along with the development of innovative techniques and technologies to suppress and mitigate water evaporation. Some examples of these techniques include fixed covers, floating covers, wind breaks along with chemical films and monolayers. The following practical exercise aims to give senior high school Physics and multi-strand science students an insight into how evaporation measurements can be made and compared with modelled data to verify their accuracy by employing local wind velocity, temperature (air and water) and water vapour (humidity) information. In addition to this, this exercise shows how publicly available chemical films based on substances such as silicon, cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol can be utilised to reduce evaporation. An analysis of film performance under varying wind velocities will be detailed for replication by students in the laboratory.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Science Teachers Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.asta.edu.au/resources/teachingscienceen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom47en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto51en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTeaching Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume57en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode139999en_US
dc.titleVariable wind speed and evaporation rates: a practical and modelling exercise for high school physics and multi-strand science classesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Australian Science Teachers Association. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2011
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