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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In January, the mean base of the inversion layer over most land areas does not exceed 850 hPa, while in Western Europe, Southwestern Europe, and western coastal areas, it is 700 hPa.
A linear/quadratic increase is witnessed in the [I.sub.JNC] numerical value as the inversion layer is formed.
Note that if [V.sub.GC] is applied steeply the substrate reaches the "deep depletion" mode so the inversion layer cannot be longer generated by thermal activation.
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.
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.
The inversion layer that famously blankets much of the Wasatch Front during cold weather months has become an eyesore at best and a health concern at worst for many Utahns.
Do be wary of a performance loss if experiencing a head-to-tailwind shear due to a turn during the departure or from an inversion layer.
Even when there's an inversion layer "usually one can climb to the top of the butte and bask in the sun," Jacobsen says.
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. This caps the moisture at a rather marked elevation and to some extent prevents full development of wet conditions right up to the end of the troposphere at about 56,000 feet.
This mechanism is favoured by an inversion layer near cloud top.