Jet Streak

Science / Weather / Jet Streak: A region of accelerated wind speed along the axis of a jet stream.

Other Words for Streak

Streak Noun Synonyms: stripe, striation, strip, stroke, bar, band, line, mark, smear, slash, dash, touch, daub, fleck, trace, vein, layer, seam, stratum
Streak Adjective Synonyms: flash, bolt

Polar Jet

Science / Weather / Polar Jet: Marked by a concentration of isotherms and strong vertical shear, this jet is the boundary between the polar air and the subtropical air. It often divides into two branches, the north and the south, a MORE


Technology / Aviation / Ramjet: An aerodynamic duct in which fuel is burned to produce a high-velocity propulsive jet. It needs to be accelerated to high speed before it can become operative. MORE

Low Level Jet (LLJ)

Science / Weather / Low Level Jet (LLJ): Strong winds that are concentrated in relatively narrow bands in the lower part of the atmosphere. It is often amplified at night. The southerly wind over the US Plains states during spring and summer MORE

Jumbo Jets

Technology / Aviation / Jumbo Jets: the name given to wide-bodied airplanes such as the Boeing 747, 757, McDonald Douglas DC-10, Lockheed L-1011, and the A-300 Airbus, etc. MORE


Science / Geology / Jetty: A human made structure built at right angles to a coastline and extending into the water. Jetties are built to protect an area of shoreline from the effects of currents, erosion or deposition. MORE


Technology / Aviation / Scramjet: Acronym for supersonic combustion ramjet, in which combustion occurs at supersonic air velocities through the engine. MORE