The jet stream is a narrow band that moves around the Earth at relatively high speeds. The jet steam is located near the tropopause, the transition between the troposphere and the stratosphere. It can have wind speeds of about 200 miles per hour.
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What is the difference between a continental jet stream and a polar jet stream?
A continental jet-stream travels parallel to the equator - a polar jet-stream travels in a north/south direction. ...
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A plane flying against a jet stream will travel faster than a plane traveling with a jet stream-?
It is false that a plane flying against a jet stream will travel faster than a plane traveling with a jet stream. ...
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In which layer of the atmosphere is the jet stream located?
The jet stream is located in the tropopause. This is the layer between the troposphere and the stratosphere. The jet stream is very strong wind that blows eastward. ...
What is isotachs contours?
These are lines of equal wind speed. They are most often contoured in the upper levels of the atmosphere, especially at the jet stream level. They are important for locating the jet stream and jet streaks within a jet stream ...