Meteorology : The Science of Weather (Part 2). Follow along with this PowerPoint and take notes in your Meteorology Foldable. Foldable Topics. Winds Gyres Ocean Currents Weather Tools & Equipment. Jet Stream Air Masses. Jet Stream.
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Jet Stream: “river” of air in the upper troposphere with very high wind speed
The jet stream’s high winds are caused by the difference of temperatures between two air masses.
Jet streams usually form in the winter
Jet streams do not cause weather. They are the result of weather conditions such as temperature differences.
Air Mass: a body of air over a large area that develops and keeps characteristics of pressure, temperature, and humidity of the area over which it develops
Wind: Movement of air caused by differences in density and pressure of air
“High to Low makes the WIND BLOW!”
Earth’s rotation or “spin” causes winds to be deflected or “turned” to the right in the northern hemisphere and left in the southern hemisphere.
Doldrums: area near the Equator with little or no wind