Jet Streams

Jet Streams

After completing the learning exercise, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the structure, location, and seasonal climatology of upper-level jet streams
  • Explain the formation of the upper-level jet streams
  • Describe the structure, location, climatology, and formation of the Somali Jet
  • Describe the structure, location, climatology, and formation of the African Easterly Jet
  • Describe the role of upper-level jet streams and jet streaks in the development of mid-latitude cyclones
  • Describe how jet streams contribute to turbulence
  • Recall the synoptic pattern of the African Easterly Jet and African easterly waves
  • Describe the impact of ENSO on at least two upper-level jet streams