A viewer asked a couple of questions dealing with the
southern hemisphere based on part to a previous blog entry. The first one was about how the earth is farther
away from the
and closer to the
Of course, these means the opposite would be the case in the
southern hemisphere. So, does the southern hemisphere have warmer summers and
colder winters than the northern hemisphere? The answer is generally no,
mainly because most of the southern hemisphere is covered by water which would
limit the solar influences.
I was also asked about the southern
hemispheric jet stream. Yes, the southern hemisphere does have a jet
stream and it acts completely independent of the northern hemisphere as we are
always in opposite seasons. Therefore, the weather in one hemisphere has
little to no influence on the weather in the opposite hemisphere.