The Jet Stream

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What is a jet stream?
A current of fast moving air in the upper levels of the atmosphere (between air masses of different temps)
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How large is the Jet Stream?
Thousands of KM long, a few hundred KM wide and a few KM thick
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How far above the surface does the Jet Stream flow?
10-15 km above the surface
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How fast is the Jet stream?
Exceeds 100mph and can peak at 200mph
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When do Jet Streams form?
Usually form in the winter due to cold continental air masses and warm oceanic air masses meeting
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How does temperature difference affect air pressure?
The greater the temp difference, the greater the air pressure difference and the faster the winds blow
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