Characteristics of Jet stream

Below are some characteristics of Jet Stream,

  1. Jet stream is being found at the height of 9km to 12km from the ground surface.
  2. It blows from west to east and parallel to the isobar at upper air circulation.
  3. It’s a very strong air circulation. The velocity of this wind is 100km to 500km.
  4. The length of this wind is about few thousand km and breadth is a hundred km.
  5. It blows from 30° to 35° latitude in both the hemisphere.
  6. Seasonal change is being found in this wind. The velocity become doubled during summer than winter.
  7. This wind system covers the earth in a wavy path.

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