Jet Stream Jesse Russell

ISBN: 9785510618112

Published: April 18th 2012


92 pages


Jet Stream  by  Jesse Russell

Jet Stream by Jesse Russell
April 18th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 92 pages | ISBN: 9785510618112 | 7.18 Mb

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Jet streams are fast flowing, narrow air currents found in the atmospheres of some planets, including Earth. The main jet streams are located near the tropopause, the transition between the troposphere (where temperature decreases with altitude) and the stratosphere (where temperature increases with altitude).

The major jet streams on Earth are westerly winds (flowing west to east). Their paths typically have a meandering shape- jet streams may start, stop, split into two or more parts, combine into one stream, or flow in various directions including the opposite direction of most of the jet. The strongest jet streams are the polar jets, at around 7-12 km (23,000-39,000 ft) above sea level, and the higher and somewhat weaker subtropical jets at around 10-16 km (33,000-52,000 ft).

The northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere each have both a polar jet and a subtropical jet. The northern hemisphere polar jet flows over the middle to northern latitudes of North America, Europe, and Asia and their intervening oceans, while the southern hemisphere polar jet mostly circles Antarctica all year round.

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