temperature inversion


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temperature inversion

n
(Physical Geography) meteorol an abnormal increase in temperature with height in the troposphere
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On Earth, temperature inversion occurs because ozone in the stratosphere absorbs much of the sun's ultraviolet radiation, preventing it from reaching the surface, protecting the biosphere, and therefore warming the stratosphere instead.
It was very bad in winter, when a temperature inversion caused by warmer air from the Caspian seeping over the Alborz mountains trapped colder, polluted air.
It can be especially bad in the winter, when a temperature inversion caused by warmer air from the Caspian seeping over the Alborz mountains traps colder, polluted air.
Tehran being surrounded in an archshape western and south eastern current, does not have any refining quality, thus Tehran air in most of the time is static and motionless and as a result this situation will lead to dangerous phenomena called air or temperature inversion [3].
In addition, the information will assist in predicting weather phenomena that affect aircraft's safety during landing and take-off such as wind shear and prediction of low level temperature inversion, and will also assist with low flying aircraft and those that take-off and land vertically.
There is a clear temperature inversion on the second day and none on the first.
What causes this unexpected temperature inversion has puzzled scientists since 1939.
Canada is sunny and in Whistler a temperature inversion meant it was 1C at the top of the mountain and -8C in the village though conditions are excellent.
The reason for this, he said, is a related phenomenon called temperature inversion.
Now it has grown into a perfectly wretched phrase that lingers like the smoky air that clings to my beloved Boise Foothills during a midwinter temperature inversion.
In turn, the weaker winds have less capacity to erode the strong temperature inversion at the Antarctic surface (the layer of very cold air just above the Antarctic ice).
Our study examined the associations between peak SARS incidences at Amoy Gardens and the maximum and minimum temperatures, wind speed, wind direction, and heights of temperature inversion bases six days before, and the article discusses possible implications.
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