BBC - The Jet Stream and Us (2008)
DVDRip | 672x384 | .AVI/XviD @ 1643 Kbps | 58min 13s | 746 MiB
Audio: English MP3 136 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: NoneGenre: Documentary
"Our national obsession with the weather should really be an obsession with the jet stream." So argues this brilliantly informative documentary as it explains the workings of the high-altitude ribbon of air that blows around the northern hemisphere at hurricane speeds. First observed by US bomber pilots in the Second World War, "the jet" is the engine of the atmosphere: it makes flights from America to Europe quicker (if pilots latch onto it, they can get a 200mph tailwind), but it also cranks up our weather events - last year's floods were partly caused by "an extremely sluggish jet".