This lesson explains how to identify jets and jetstreaks using satellite water vapour imagery. We begin by finding the jetstream and synoptic longwave pattern using a set of five key identifiers. We then move onto locating jetstreaks within the jetstream using a set of four similar, refined indicators. The lesson concludes with an example where learners can synthesize all of the identification methods through analyzing all jetstreams and jetstreaks present in a single case. This lesson is designed for operational forecasters of all levels as well as undergraduate or graduate students who want to learn more about weather analysis and diagnosis using satellite imagery.
It is suggested (but not required) that students take the following pre-requisite lessons before enjoying this lesson: