Researchers propose a common root for recent storms
Jan 17 2013 - 9:45am
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- Jet stream - Air currents that move west to east; studied by meteorologists for weather forecasting and used by pilots to reduce the length of airplane flights.
- Super jet stream - A combination of polar and subtropical jet streams.
- Polar Jet stream - A jet stream that serves as the boundary for cold air from the north.
- Subtropical Jet Stream - A jet stream that serves as the boundary for warm air from the south.