"The jet stream is like a fast-moving river or highway of air, usually 20,000 to 60,000 feet up in the atmosphere (5 to 10 miles above the surface)."
"- The polar jet stream is like a fence keeping the air influenced by the polar vortex in place."
"The jet stream is like an interstate highway for storms to follow."
"The jet stream is like a meandering wave going right around the mid-latitudes - when you disturb one part of it, it can have knock-on effects thousands of miles away."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.