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temperature inversion

n
(Physical Geography) meteorol an abnormal increase in temperature with height in the troposphere
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In a statement to KUNA, Al-Sedarawy said KISR team presented a scientific paper on the effects of temperature inversion on radionuclides that are measured by the monitoring station located at the main building of KISR.
Rafay Alam, environmental lawyer, explained the concept of smog occurring because of temperature inversion (when warm air is trapped between two layers of cold air).
He was informed by the concerned department that the main reasons for the present conditions in Delhi are temperature inversion, meteorological conditions, and low wind speed which do not allow the pollutants to disperse easily in the atmosphere.
In case of a thermal or temperature inversion, the opposite is true: from a certain height temperature increases again and becomes higher than the temperature in lower layers.
As the dust-laden air moves, it creates a temperature inversion which in turn tends to prevent cloud -- and eventually -- storm formation.
Sally the dog surveying a temperature inversion over Castleton and the Hope Valley (taken from The Great Ridge, Mam Tor), by Laura Wild of Heaton Moor, Stockport.
"I was in Glencoe, temperature inversion all day, it was absolutely stunning and I took a few photographs that day and I thought photography might be a really good way of expressing what these mountains are like and the experience of being with them and from then on I've been constantly chasing the light," he said.
City of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, has characteristic and very strong air pollution during the winter, since it is located in the valley and affected by the natural phenomenon called temperature inversion [3].
Normally, hot air rises and disperses pollutants upwards but during a temperature inversion event a layer of warm air traps the movement of pollutants, effectively creating a ceiling and concentrating the pollutants close to ground level.
The rocky areas of central and eastern Slovakia will see more complicated weather conditions, with an air temperature inversion [increase in temperature with altitude] not being ruled out."But gradually temperatures will rise across Slovakia, and they won't cool down any time soon," forecasts SHMaS.
A temperature inversion threatened our sight-seeing flight with cloud filling the valley below the resort and rising and falling dangerously close to the end of the runway.
The National Weather Service's Green Bay office documented a temperature inversion in the area that morning, citing warmer air temperatures 1,000-1,300 feet (300-400 meters) above ground level.
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