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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Beyond that is something called the inversion layer, followed by the free troposphere, which goes on till about 18 kilometers above the surface (above that is the stratosphere).
An inversion layer acts to trap air pollutants, in this case PM10, and thereby increases its concentration.
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.
Our detector does not need any dopants to collect light--instead we use an inversion layer generated by atomic layer deposited thin film.
Further, lower wind speed and shallow inversion layer led to extremely high pollutant concentration this winter.
Most frequently, cloud tops are found to penetrate into the thermally stable inversion layer in the central Arctic and persist above the inversion base rather than being capped by it (Sedlar and Tjernstrom 2009; Sedlar et al.
A layer of warmer air known as the inversion layer traps cooler air beneath it, trapping pollution along with it, Ganguli says.
However, no experimental studies of the temperature inversion layer in the Sarajevo Valley were reported, up to now.
Confusing as it sounds, it must be remembered that the low pressure cyclonic circulation, as it weakened, remained surface bound, while the high pressure cell, the remnant of the ever-migrating South Atlantic High, slipped over it creating a typical inversion layer.
The study of these structures has been limited to the Sun until now, but we clearly see the signature of a similar temperature inversion layer at Alpha Centauri A," Rene Liseau of the Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden, and lead author of the paper presenting the results said.
Presumably this can be, at least partly, attributed to the height of the observatory above the surrounding country which generally placed it well above the, frequently present, inversion layer.
For fields to be burned, the Air Pollution Control District requires that the estimated inversion layer must be at 3,000 feet or higher, and the burn must be initiated between 10 a.