COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Flights probe jet stream role in floods
Description: A major international effort is under way to research one of the greatest unknowns in weather forecasting - the influence of the jet stream. For the first time, a fleet of drones and planes is being deployed from the United States, Iceland and Britain to investigate the flow of air crossing the Atlantic. Jet streams are powerful currents of high-altitude wind that govern the patterns of weather down on the surface. [Source: BBC News]
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Source: BBC News
Publish Date: 9/29/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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