Physical Geography 101
High Altitude Winds Study Guide

After the "High Altitude Winds" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What are geostrophic winds?

At what altitudes do we find geostrophic winds?

How do geostrophic winds differ from surface winds in regards to isobars? Why?

What are the major high altitude wind belts? (Online Practice Activity)

What are Rossby Waves and how do they develop?

What is a jet stream?

What are the three types of jet streams, where do they develop and which direction does the air flow within them?