Water Vapor and Jet Streams Module Conclusion

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     Amy Carlson      Captain Pete Sieger      weather balloon thumbnail


  You’ve just learned how to use water vapor satellite imagery to locate and analyze jet streams. Here are some important things you should have learned:

  • Jet streams are often associated with very strong wind speeds.
  • Since jet streams form at large air mass boundaries, they are often near weather events.
  • Jet streams are usually in the mid-latitudes, but move around a great deal.

  More information

  The links below will take you to web sites where you can obtain up-to-date satellite water vapor imagery.


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