Jet Stream Formation - Polar Jet

Polar Jet:

  • Hence, the large pressure gradient aloft over the polar front generates a band of strong winds

  • this is the jet stream!! - another view of this process

Q: During which season is the jet stream stronger, winter or summer? ANSWER

Q: Why does the jet stream shift northward during the summer?? ANSWER


If the latitudinal temperature gradient were reversed would it affect the jet stream? Why or why not?