Located within the earth’s upper atmosphere are powerful winds that can reach approximately 275 mph (443 kph), known as jet streams . These strong air currents form as warm air rises and cooler air sinks down to replace that warm air. Jet streams are responsible for moving weather systems across the world, impacting temperature, precipitation, and more.

What is Climate? Climate is best defined as the average weather that a particular region experiences over a long period of time . It’s the type of weather that is expected in a particular place. For instance, you can expect to have hot and humid temperatures in the American Southeast during the summer, and cold temperatures with heavy snowfall in the American Northeast. If you’d like to put it simply, climate is the expectation, while weather is what actually happens on a day to-day basis. When tracking periods of steady rates or changes in climate, scientists measure the average weather conditions for an area for a period of 30 years or more. These averages are what determine what we can expect to occur during each of the four seasons in a particular location. They also help those scientists notice any anomalies within local climates. This is how they began to spot the signs of changes in the climate globally. Since it’s happening in the here and now, it’s much easier to notice changes in the weather than it is in climate. However, climate does change, just at a much slower pace. For example, the earth


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