inversion layer


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inversion layer

[in′vər·zhən ‚lā·ər]
(meteorology)
The atmosphere layer through which an inversion occurs.
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Zaitseva, 1996: Long term variability in the low-level inversion layer over the Arctic Ocean.
Our hypothesis is: our custom data acquisition system is suitable for installation on the unmanned aerial vehicle for measurements and modelling of the temperature profiles in the inversion layer.
Air pollutants may rise during the day as the Earth's surfaces are heated and then be brought down to ground level by the descent of an evening inversion layer.
At the time of the mid-April freeze, there was no inversion layer of warm air above, and wind machines designed to circulate warm air down into vineyard rows proved ineffective: They circulated only more frigid air.
The inversion layer has been topping out right around 1,000 feet, which means Oakridge is sitting above it and isn't experiencing the same problem.
Panasonic investigates the mechanism and reveals that the increase is limited by leakage current at the interface between GaN and Si caused by electrons formed as an inversion layer.
The tropical inversion layer may play a more significant role than temperature in determining tree line and the upper extent of forest bird habitat in the Hawaiian Islands.
Until then, outlandish ideas to solve the problem included installing giant fans in the mountains to blow the smog out, and tearing a hole in the atmospheric inversion layer that traps smog by firing cannons from Mount Wilson.
We agreed that was unusual but possible with the passage of a front or an inversion layer.
0035 K/m (Andre and Mahrt, 1982), while criterion 4 defines it as the inversion layer (Yu, 1978; Coulter, 1990).
That famous inversion layer over London killed an estimated 12,000 citizens.
Because of its location, one would anticipate that the presence of an inversion layer would significantly affect POM at Tillman.