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jet stream

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1. A high-speed, meandering wind current, generally moving from a westerly direction at speeds often exceeding 400 kilometers (250 miles) per hour at altitudes of 10 to 15 kilometers (6 to 9 miles).
2. A high-speed stream; a jet.
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jetstream

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1. (Physical Geography) meteorol a narrow belt of high-altitude winds (about 12 000 metres high) moving east at high speeds and having an important effect on frontogenesis
2. (Aeronautics) the jet of exhaust gases produced by a gas turbine, rocket motor, etc
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jet′ stream`


n.
1. strong, generally westerly winds concentrated in a relatively narrow and shallow stream in the upper troposphere of the earth.
2. the exhaust of a jet or rocket engine.
[1945–50]
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jet stream

A narrow current of strong wind circling the Earth from west to east at altitudes of 10 to 15 miles (16 to 24 kilometers) above sea level. There are usually four distinct jet streams, two each in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
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jet stream

A narrow band of high velocity wind in the upper troposphere or in the stratosphere.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

jet stream

A narrow corridor of fast-moving air at high altitude.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jet stream - a high-speed high-altitude airstream blowing from west to east near the top of the tropospherejet stream - a high-speed high-altitude airstream blowing from west to east near the top of the troposphere; has important effects of the formation of weather fronts
airstream - a relatively well-defined prevailing wind
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Translations
suihkuvirtaus
courant d’altitude
futóáramlás
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"When El Nino happens in the winter, warm water along the equator pulls the Pacific subtropical jet stream, which is blowing eastward from Japan, and pulls it southward towards the warm water and equator, and when the jet stream is pulled southward, it pulls the winter storm track for frontal storms coming off the Pacific Ocean southward with it," Gutzler explains.
Rising sea surface temperatures of more than 2 degrees Celsius above average linked to the El Nino trend in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean have pushed the Subtropical Jet Stream farther south resulting in shifts to higher amounts of seasonal rainfall, Al Mazroui said.
The plan is for the pressurised paraffin-powered balloon to hook into subtropical jet stream winds at between 30,000 to 50,000ft, move south to Algeria and then travel east across north Africa and Egypt and over the Persian Gulf.