Questions - Part B

  1. At what height in kilometers does the maximum wind speed occur?______________________

  2. The jet stream is a high-speed ribbon of air that meanders through the Earth's upper atmosphere. On the Palestine, Texas Profiler Plot, the jet stream is located between the two 100 knot isotachs.
    What is the range for the height of the jet stream? (Hint: Subtract the lowest height from the highest height between the two isotachs.) ________________________________________________________________________

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  3. What is happening to the height of the jet stream as time passes from 1 to 12 hours UTC?

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  4. What effect might this height change have on local weather at ground level?