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low-level jet [2 records]

Record 1 2005-05-03

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric Physics
DEF

Jet stream at a level well below the high troposphere.

CONT

low-level jet ... is typically found in the lower 23 km of the troposphere. ... Examples are the African jet and the Somali jet.

CONT

Low-level jet streams ... usually attain speeds of less than 60 knots.

CONT

low-level jet ... At night, [it] is sometimes called a nocturnal jet.

OBS

Examples include a jet over East Africa at about 1.5 km and a nocturnal jet.

Key term(s)
  • low level jet stream

French

Domaine(s)
  • Physique de l'atmosphère
DEF

Courant-jet à un niveau très inférieur à ceux des courants-jets de la haute troposphère.

OBS

Un courant-jet à basse altitude est dit courant-jet de bas niveau.

OBS

Par exemple : le courant-jet sur l'Afrique orientale à environ 1,5 km et un courant-jet nocturne.

Key term(s)
  • courant jet à basse altitude
  • courant jet de bas niveau

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Física de la atmósfera
DEF

Corriente en chorro situada mucho más baja que la troposfera superior.

OBS

Ejemplos son la corriente en chorro sobre la parte oriental de África a unos 1,5 km y la corriente en chorro nocturna.

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Record 2 2003-12-08

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric Physics
DEF

A region of relatively strong winds in the lower part of the atmosphere.

OBS

Specifically, it often refers to a southerly wind maximum in the boundary layer, common over the Plains states at night during the warm season (spring and summer).

OBS

The term also may be used to describe a narrow zone of strong winds above the boundary layer, but in this sense the more proper term would be low-level jet stream.

Key term(s)
  • low level jet

French

Domaine(s)
  • Physique de l'atmosphère
DEF

Zone de vents relativement forts dans la partie inférieure de l'atmosphère.

CONT

Un courant-jet à basse altitude est dit courant-jet de bas niveau.

Key term(s)
  • courant jet à basse altitude
  • courant jet de bas niveau

Spanish

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