nocturnal jet

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A localized layer of strong winds, a few hundred metres above the surface, which sometimes occurs at night. Strong radiational cooling leads to the formation of an inversion and this effectively decouples the higher flow from the friction associated with the boundary layer. The effect may be so marked that the nocturnal jet exceeds geostrophic wind speeds.

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