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inversion layer

a layer of the atmosphere in which there is a temperature inversion, with the layer tending to prevent the air below it from rising, thus trapping any pollutants that are present. Unabridged
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  • The atmosphere reacts in a similar manner forming waves of air on the edges of the inversion layer called turbulence.
  • Second, modifications were made in the strength and depth of the surface-based inversion layer.
  • The crystal type is sometimes indicative of a temperature inversion layer in the atmosphere.
  • As this warm air rises, it erodes and raises the base of the inversion layer.
  • Air pollution is primarily retained, however, by an inversion layer that forms when the air is practically motionless.
  • Ozone levels are highest during the warm months when there is strong sunshine, high temperatures and an inversion layer.
  • The daily inversion layer has increased burning at night and suppressed intense burning during the day.
  • The daily inversion layer has continued the trend of increased burning at night and suppressed burning during the day.
  • Evolution of the nocturnal inversion layer at an urban and nonurban location.

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