Jet Streams & the Polar Front


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Why does colder air create higher pressure than warm air?

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1. Which of the following is true of jet streams?

2. Which of the following is a reason jet streams exist?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Do you know the definition of a polar front? How about why cold air creates higher pressure than warm air? You'll need to answer questions on these and other topics if you hope to pass this multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions about the following:

  • Why jet streams exist
  • The role that the Coriolis force has on jet streams
  • Various jet stream facts

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about jet streams and the polar front
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you accurately define main phrases, such as Coriolis force
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way jet streams and the polar front function and are created

Additional Learning

Please review the accompanying lesson called Jet Streams & the Polar Front if you want to continue your studies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn more about why jet streams exist
  • Get a better understanding of air pressure, temperature, and gradients
  • Discuss the differences between jet streams in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres