THE JET STREAM STRUCTURE OVER THE PACIFIC

Sidney M. Serebreny

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Abstract: There is evidence that in the upper air the wind fields organize themselves into streets or rivers of extremely high velocity. Each one of these "streets" is accompanied by a temperature concentration in a very narrow band of latitude. These streets essentially are located along the boundary (fronts) between major air masses. Therefore between Arctic air and Polar air there is a region or Zone of Concentration of Temperature (sometimes called a thermal ribbon) accompanied by a strong wind band. The reflection of this wind band on the 500 mb plane (18,280 feet) usually occurs with a temperature of about - 35OC and can be termed an Arctic street of strong winds or an Arctic jet stream.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 4, Number 6
Pages: 231 - 241
Cite this article: Serebreny, Sidney M., "THE JET STREAM STRUCTURE OVER THE PACIFIC", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 4, No. 6, 1955, pp. 231-241.
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