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Universal Vortical Singularity enlightenment on polar jet streams

Based on the UVS model, the two pairs of westerly cyclonic jet streams roaming on the surface of the Earth's troposphere, are formed around the nested vortex columns of the nested polar vortex pair of tropopause and stratosphere that have etched onto the troposphere.

In the UVS worldview, the polar vortex of Earth is a global scale clear air cyclonic storm, and it vortically impels a meandering polar jet stream around it.

From the UVS perspective, polar jet streams are manifested in the nested atmospheric layers, and they are impelled by their undulating nested polar vortex to vortically manifest around the polar axis as a nested ring torus structures. The smaller inner atmospheric loop at polar region formed on the surface of troposphere, known as the polar jet streams, is formed by the vortrex of the tropopause polar vortex. And the larger loop at subtropical region, known as subtropical jet streams, is is formed by the vortrex of the stratosphere polar vortex.

Polar jet streams

A polar jet stream is manifested by its polar vortex as can be empirically observed with its cognitive paradox resolved, is a qualitative proof that a polar jet stream is a sub-structure of its atmospheric polar vortex.

UVS qualitatively predicts that a polar jet stream is formed by a vortrex manifested at the bottom section of its atmospheric polar vortex to flow in closed streamlines of a ring torus structure.

Jet streams roaming around the polar regions are formed cyclonically at the boundaries of warm and cold air around a polar region, and the boundaries of warm and cold air on surface of troposphere are caused by sunken stratosphere that has filled the void in the nested polar vortex column.

UVS qualitatively predicts that polar jet stream with significant differences in temperature at the boundaries of adjacent air masses is as a result of sunken atmosphere in the vortex column.

The cognitive paradox that renders jet stream as mysterious phenomenon, was thus meticulously resolved with its underlying structure and mechanism illustrated.

The conditions for its epistemic theories of truth: The underlying structure and mechanism of a jet stream as illustrated by its hypothetical construct based on the UVS model, elucidated its delusional observations that render its misconceptions, mysteries, and anomalies. Thus, its cognitive paradox was meticulously resolved, and all the related natural phenomena were then qualitatively analysed with the conceptual frameworks of UVS by inductive reasoning for explicating on their empirical evidence with abductive reasoning to establish their qualitative predictions.

See UVS topics on "The UVS' philosophy of science" and "Overviews of UVS" that elaborate on the methodology for the evaluations of natural phenomena.

Based on the unisonal vortex mechanism, the phenomenon of polar jet stream is a vortrex impelled by a high altitude polar vortex at a most pressurized bottom section that is smallest in diameter for vortex column with the highest wind speed.

This bottom section of the vortrex vortically pushed-in to sink as furrow on the surface of a lower atmosphere, and then vortically reflects upward to form as a ring torus structure with closed streamlines.

An illustration for
a ring torus structure

With the precession effect of a wobbling Earth, the momentum culmination of vortical dynamics in the viscous matter medium thus manifests a meandering torus-shaped structure of air flow with closed streamlines.

Graphic illustration for closed streamlines

The bottom section of unisonal vortex is where momentum culmination of vortical forces is at its peak, it is where the discharging of vortex energy is at its maximum. The air pressure, angular momentum and wind speed are at their highest with radius at its smallest at the bottom of a vortex column, therefore radial force of the vortex is at its maximum there. This culminated vortical force of a vortex is bounced on impacting an atmospheric surface, and therefore air is vortically pushed out and can form as a vortrex with closed streamlines.

See UVS topics on "Vortices of Jupiter" that illustrates how jet streams are driven by their polar vortices to form as cloud bands, "Tornado" that elaborates on how a tornado cluster can be impelled by a polar jet stream, "Ocean jet stream" that elaborates on how oceanic jet streams are caused by a nested oceanic free vortex, "Dust devil" that elaborates on the upward lifting mechanism of vortrex, and "The causality of subtropical deserts" that elaborate on how subtropical deserts were caused by the subtropical jet stream with the Hadley cells it impels.

An two level atmospheric vortical system sketch diagram for illustrating the interactions of airflow with vortical push momentum.

From the UVS perspective,
a jet stream and its polar vortex function as a unisonal vortical system, and its vortex eye can open wider to a lower latitude region when the polar vortex is intensified, or reduce in diameter to a higher latitude region when the polar vortex is weakened.
Despite the mechanisms of jet stream latitude shift are not fully understood with convention knowledge, UVS can qualitatively illustrate with inductive reasoning based on the UVS model that the phenomenon of jet stream shift, is caused by the circumstantial variations of its polar vortex column with changed vortex intensity.

See an externally linked topic on "A Shift Toward Aridity" that reports on shifting of jet stream.

UVS qualitatively predicts that the shifting of jet stream latitude is caused by the intensity variations of its polar vortex.


Subtropical jet stream

From the UVS perspective, subtropical jet stream is a phenomenon of energy discharging as vortrex at just below the surface of troposphere caused by the polar vortex of the stratosphere.

Based on unisonal vortex mechanism, the main axis for this polar vortex of stratosphere is from Earth rotation, and secondary axis is from revolving Earth that drives the polar vortex.

If a Solar System alignment has focused precession effects at winter night when Moon is also aligned with Sun, the jet stream would have the most intensity with highest wind speed.

See a UVS topic on "A typical arrangement of Solar System objects that could trigger a terrestrial free vortex" for further elaboration.

Earth atmosphere chart

Earth's jet streams


Easterly jet stream

The satellite image on right shows a meandering nested polar vortex that has occurred on various atmospheric layers at the northern hemisphere with its satellite vortex formed at just after the 5 o'clock position..

Apparently, the meandering shape polar vortrex is vortically resonated by its tri-core polar vortex in a tri-pole precession, and it can also be affected by the dragging effects of landmass.

Based on the unisonal vortex mechanism, an easterly jet stream is a phenomenon of atmospheric energy discharging mechanically as vortrex at the surface of troposphere, caused by an anti-cyclonic satellite vortex of the nested polar vortex that has resonated to spawn in the Northern hemisphere.

The driving force of the satellite vortex is apparently rendered by a subtropical jet stream culminated at the caved-in portion of the nested dual-core polar vortex. This driving force causes the satellite vortex to spin in a clockwise direction as an anti-cyclone.

Satellite image of a nested polar vortex

From the UVS perspective, intensifed by differential force, and coupled by Earth's rotation, the air stream of the high speed spinning satellite vortex at its southern side could easily reach jet stream classification, which has to have a ground speed of more than 111 km/h; this renders the easterly jet stream phenomenon. And if the satellite vortex has gathered enough strength, its vortex eye could be opened to form a low pressure system in the atmospheric layers with its nested vortex column.

See UVS topics on "The hexagonal-like cloud structure of Saturn" that illustrates a similar tri-core polar vortex on Saturn, and "Bermuda Triangle" that elaborate on how a manifested satellite clear air polar vortex can cause mysterious circumstances.


easterly - A storm or wind coming from the east, toward the west; westwardly.
westerly - A storm or wind coming from the west, toward the east; eastwardly.


May 2007

References and links:
Jet streams - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jet streams on Earth and Jupiter - SPACE.com
Streamlines - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Precession - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Image of Earth's jet streams - NASA
Image of ring torus - knill.harvard.edu
Earth's atmosphere Chart - NASA
Image of polar vortex on northern hemisphere - Science Daily
A two level atmospheric vortical system sketch diagram - By Vincent Wee-Foo

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