Climate Studies Investigations Manual
- Investigations lead students through the analysis and interpretation of the most current climatic datasets
- Two investigations per textbook chapter, for a total of 28 lab-related investigations
- Each investigation is self-contained in the manual, or may be supplemented using Current Climate Studies on the RealTime Climate Portal
As each 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 the most current climatic datasets may choose to supplement the Manual investigations with Current Climate Studies posted weekly on the RealTime Climate Portal. View the schedule for the Current Climate Studies.
Edits and selected contributions provided by DataStreme Lead Instructor and Curriculum Development Coordinator, Chad Kauffman, Ph.D.
Orders for the Climate Studies eInvestigations Manual and/or other course materials can be placed through your college bookstore. Go to the Order Class Materials page for details. Students can also place orders directly through the AMSEDU Bookstore.
If you are a faculty member interested in using the Climate Studies textbook in a current or future course offering, you may request an examination copy of the Textbook and Manual.
|1A Defining Climate (copyright notice)|
|1B Earth's Dynamic System (copyright notice)|
|2A The Climate Record|
|2B Empirical Climate|
|3A Climate Variability and Climate Change|
|3B Visualizing Climate|
|4A Solar Radiation|
|4B Infrared Radiation and Atmospheric CO2|
|5A Water: Phase Changes and Heat|
|5B Global Water Cycle|
|6A Prevailing Winds, Topographic Relief, and Precipitation|
|6B Atmospheric Circulation|
|7A Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions and Teleconnections|
|7B Coastal Upwelling and Sea-Level Rise|
|8A Volcanism and Earth's Temperature|
|8B Snow and Ice Albedo Feedback|
|9A PETM: A Possible Analog to Modern Climate Change|
|9B Ocean Sediments|
|10A Climate Outlooks and patterns|
|10B Measuring Climate Change, Forcing Agents, and Scenarios|
|11A Growing Rice in a Changing Climate|
|11B Rising Sea Levels|
|12A Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies|
|12B Mitigation of Emissions|
|13A Worldwide Carbon Dioxide Emissions|
|14A Public Views of Climate Change|
|14B Energy Flow to and from Earth|