What is the jet stream and why is it important?

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What is the jet stream and why is it important?

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The jet stream is a high-speed wind that flows from west to east and exists in the troposphere. The wind flows nearly 7 miles above the surface of the...

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Jet Streams & the Polar Front

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Chapter 9 / Lesson 6
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You've probably heard about jet streams during the news weather segment. But what is a jet stream? This lesson will explain how jet streams form, what they are and then will focus on the polar jet stream.


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