jet stream


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jet stream

n.
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.

jet stream

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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

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]

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.

jet stream

A narrow band of high velocity wind in the upper troposphere or in the stratosphere.

jet stream

A narrow corridor of fast-moving air at high altitude.
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
Translations
suihkuvirtaus
courant d’altitude
futóáramlás
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