# By: Walker, Sam, and Crawford. How does the Jet Stream move across the U.S? A jet stream is a current of air moving in fast waves, almost always from.

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By: Walker, Sam, and Crawford

How does the Jet Stream move across the U.S? A jet stream is a current of air moving in fast waves, almost always from west to east. The movement of the jet stream is normally thousands of kilometers long, a few hundred kilometers wide, and only a few kilometers thick.

What makes the curved shape of this current? Explain Coriolis Effect. The Coriolis Effect it what causes the curve in the current. The Coriolis Effect is the results of a deflection of a body moving north or south towards the Earth’s surface. So if a body is moving toward one of the poles it is deflected before it gets there.

How is the Jet Stream different than the air around it? The jet stream is different from the air around it because it is a current of fast moving air. The temperature is determined by the season. The movement of the jet stream is normally thousands of kilometers long, a few hundred kilometers wide, and only a few kilometers thick.

How do airline pilots have to take the Jet Stream into account when planning their flight routes? Airline pilots traveling east take into account the location of the jet stream when flying in the Northern Hemisphere trying to get into the jet stream when flying in the Northern Hemisphere. They do this to go faster and to save fuel. When traveling east, the traffic of other airplanes coming from the west don’t come in their way.

How do people in Alabama use knowledge of the Jet Stream for predicting weather patterns during the winter? They use their knowledge because they know that jet streams can steer storms, and it also can tell them when to plant their crops or when to plan trips.

Conclusion A jet stream is a current of fast moving air moving almost always from west to east. There is a curve in the jet stream which is caused by the Coriolis Effect. The Coriolis Effect is the results of a deflection of a body moving north or south towards the Earth’s surface. The jet stream is normally thousands of kilometers long, a few hundred kilometers wide, and only a few kilometers thick.

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