inversion layer


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inversion layer

A layer of warm air overlying an area of cold, so that temperature increases with height.
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Mauna Kea is regarded as ideal for space telescopes because of its exceptionally stable climate and a summit that is above the inversion layer, which keeps it above the clouds and light pollution beneath.
"We went over the inversion layer where there are no clouds and it was perfect sunshine.
It is merely a perfectly explainable natural phenomenon known as 'Audio Atmospheric Ducting' caused, when sound is reflected by an inversion layer in the atmosphere (or in water) and can be heard across unbelievably long distances, especially in the presence of thick layers of cloud cover.
The inversion layer is likely to come down further in the night.
There is a tipping point due to other factors, mostly that a low pressure zone over the Punjab is blanketed by a high pressure zone, creating a temperature inversion layer close to the ground that traps pollutants in the air." This is not to say that nothing should be done about pollution caused by brick kiln operation and crop stubble burning.
'The inversion layer acts as a kind of blanket that blocks air pollution.
The denominator of (1) describes the depth of an inversion layer. The strength of the inversion is calculated based on a layer with a depth of 50 hPa.
Just as ozone absorbs solar radiation in Earth's atmosphere, creating an inversion layer within which temperature increases with altitude, titanium oxide may play the same role in the exotic atmospheres around hot Jupiters.
Under this condition, a steering n-channel or inversion layer is formed under the gate between the two n+ silicon materials, namely, source and drain regions.
If thermal generation cannot react fast enough to provide charge for an inversion layer, the potential drop then falls mainly on the bulk (body).
However, no experimental studies of the temperature inversion layer in the Sarajevo Valley were reported, up to now.
Our detector does not need any dopants to collect light--instead we use an inversion layer generated by atomic layer deposited thin film."