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Hurricane Irma Approaches Florida (NOAA)

 

The Weather Window Explorations

 

   A collection of Weather Window units are available to complement the current Investigations in Atmosphere Science (IAS) series. The Weather Window explorations include topics commonly presented in introductory meteorology, physical geography, earth science, physical science, integrated science, aviation science, natural science, climate studies, and certain astronomy courses. These focused activities may be utilized as homework assignments, adjuncts to laboratory work, or in conjunction with extra credit /enrichment studies. 

 

 

Listed below are the current Weather Window topics. Note that several units incorporate a timely climate component!

 

Weather Window Units

 

Weather Window Topic Heading

A

 Hurricane Helene Churns Across the Atlantic

B

A Look at the Skew-T Diagram – Some Basics

C

A Weather Day in the United States

D

The Climate Connection –  The Role of Greenhouse Gases

E

The Climate Connection –The Role of Atmospheric Aerosols

F

The Climate Connection – Earth’s Oceans and Surface Currents

G

Water Vapor Imagery and Weather Systems

H

Springtime Severe Weather

I

The Hourly Weather Graph

J

Aspects of Global Winds and Pressure Belts

K

A Winter Storm Impacts the Central and Eastern United States

L

Superstorm Sandy - Fluke or Future

M

Aspects of Space Weather-Part 1

 

 

Investigations in Atmospheric Science Series of Topical Modules

 

Number

Topic Heading

Number

Topic Heading

1

Planet Earth -Causes of Climate

7

Severe Weather

2

Climate Change – Earth and Mars

9

Clouds, Fog and Precipitation

3

Temperature

10

Wind and Global Circulation

4

Pressure and Density

11

Air Masses, Fronts and the Station Circle

5

Latitude-Longitude, Locations and places

15

Measurements and Mathematical Concepts

6

Earth-Sun Connections and Space Weather

(includes WW M)

16

Earth’s Space Weather Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pricing Information

 

A single IAS module sells for $2.50.

 

A mixed ten-module laboratory/recitation packet sells for $25.00.

 

The two-sided Weather Window (WW) units, however, are exclusively available as a complete set. A student packet containing the current 13 units sells for $13.00.

 

A student packet containing the current IAS and WW units combined sells for $35.00.

 

Protractor-metric rulers are available for $2.50 each.

 

 

* Examination materials for college instructors are available by request. *

 

Answer Guides are provided upon course adoption. Current users receive new and revised topics from the Weather Window and Investigations in Atmospheric Science series as they become available.

 

*If requested, a mix of modules from the Astronomy Through Practical Investigations and the Investigations in Atmospheric Science (IAS) series can be bundled together in individual student packets. Classroom orders may be placed through your bookstore or department via this web site or by mail. *

 

 

Atmospheres elsewhere in the solar system

 

Current IAS/WW -  Revision Schedule

 

The Mars Curiosity rover suspended below the fifty-foot opening of a supersonic parachute during the descent phase to Mars.

 

 

Swirling at 70 miles per hour, this 80 yard-wide dust devil snaked 60,000 feet above the Martian surface.

 

 

Current IAS/WW -  Revision Sc

 

Even the solar environment offers surprises. Note the “tornado-like” feature, circled to the left, located in the Sun’s “atmosphere”.