MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 853"
How Everything Works 18 Jul 2018. 18 Jul 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=853>.
853. Is the jet stream flowing in the same direction in the southern hemisphere as it is in the northern hemisphere? — LS, Ashland, OR
The jet streams flow eastward in both hemispheres. Their directions of flow are determined by the Coriolis effect, in which high-altitude winds that are heading away from the equator veer eastward because of their angular momentum on the spinning earth.

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