As each Investigations Manual activity is self-contained, course materials are available to instructors in their entirety prior to the beginning of a term.
Instructors wanting to have their students study weather as it happens may choose to use the Manual introduction section plus Current Weather Studies prepared twice per week on the RealTime Weather Portal. View this year's schedule for Current Weather Studies.
Orders for the Weather Studies eInvestigations Manual and/or other course materials should be placed through your college bookstore. Go to the Order Class Materials page for details. Students can also place orders directly through the AMS Bookstore, under the AMS Weather Studies header.
If you are a faculty member interested in using the Weather Studies materials in a current or future course offering, you may request an examination copy of the eTextbook and eInvestigations Manual, which includes guest access to the RealTime Weather Portal.
|1A: Surface Air Pressure Patterns (copyright notice)||1B: Air Pressure and Wind (copyright notice)|
|2A: Surface Weather Maps||2B: The Atmosphere in the Vertical|
|3A: Weather Satellite Imagery||3B: Sunlight Throughout the Year|
|4A: Temperature and Air Mass Advection||4B: Heating and Cooling Degree-Days and Wind-Chill|
|5A: Air Pressure Change||5B: Atmospheric Pressure in the Vertical|
|6A: Clouds, Temperature and Air Pressure||6B: Rising and Sinking Air|
|7A: Precipitation Patterns||7B: Doppler Radar|
|8A: Surface Weather Maps and Forces||8B: Upper-Air Weather Maps|
|9A: Westerlies and the Jet Stream||9B: ¡El Niño!|
|10A: The Extra-Tropical Cyclone||10B: Extra-Tropical Cyclone Track Weather|
|11A: Thunderstorms||11B: Tornadoes|
|12A: Hurricanes||12B: Hurricane Wind Speeds and Pressure Changes|
|13A: Weather Instruments and Observations||13B: Weather Forecasts|
|14A: Optical Phenomena||14B: Atmospheric Refraction|
|15A: Visualizing Climate||15B: Local Climatic Data|