What causes the Jet Stream?



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    According to weatherquestions.com, a jet scream occurs over two air masses of different temperatures; a greater temperature difference between the two air masses leads to a greater air pressure difference and thus faster wind blows. So a jet stream is caused by altidudes where the “vertically integrated horizontal temperature difference between two air masses is at a maximum.” For a more in depth answer,  and explanation of what vertically integrated horizontal temperature is, visit the link above.

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