View Full Version : Jet stream links to Russian fires and heat wave

Flying Binghi
13th Aug 2010, 02:09
Some new research out suggests there is a link between changes to the sun and the jet streams. Having a head scratch about how realistic it is it occured to me that many posters at pprunn regularly spend actual drive time in the jet stream itself.

So, what do the kero burner drivers think of this research... does it sound plausible....

Raging wildfires in western Russia have reportedly doubled average daily death rates in Moscow. Diluvial rains over northern Pakistan are surging south the UN reports that 6 million have been affected by the resulting floods.

It now seems that these two apparently disconnected events have a common cause. They are linked to the heatwave that killed more than 60 in Japan, and the end of the warm spell in western Europe. The unusual weather in the US and Canada last month also has a similar cause.

According to meteorologists monitoring the atmosphere above the northern hemisphere, unusual holding patterns in the jet stream are to blame. As a result, weather systems sat still. Temperatures rocketed and rainfall reached extremes.

Renowned for its influence on European and Asian weather, the jet stream flows between 7 and 12 kilometres above ground. In its basic form it is a current of fast-moving air that....

cont - Frozen jet stream links Pakistan floods, Russian fires - environment - 10 August 2010 - New Scientist (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727730.101-frozen-jet-stream-leads-to-flood-fire-and-famine.html)