What is Jet Stream?- UPSC NOTES

What is Jet Stream? The Jet Stream is a geostrophic wind blowing horizontally through the upper layers of the troposphere, generally from west to east, at an altitude of 20,000 – 50,000 feet. Jet Streams develop where air masses of differing temperatures meet. So, usually surface temperatures determine where the Jet Stream will form. Greater the difference in … Read more