Jet stream

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Jet streams are fast flowing, relatively narrow air currents found a little below the tropopause, the transition between the troposphere (where temperature decreases with height) and the stratosphere (where temperature increases with height).[1][2] This is about 10 to 15 kilometres (6.2 to 9.3 mi) above the surface of the Earth.

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  1. Wragg, David W. (1973). A Dictionary of Aviation (first ed.). Osprey. p. 168. ISBN 9780850451634.
  2. United States Department of Energy. June 26, 2002. Ask a Scientist. Archived 2008-05-13 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on May 5, 2008.