radiational inversion

radiational inversion

[‚rad·ē′ā·shən·əl in′vər·zhən]
(meteorology)
An inversion at the land surface resulting from rapid radiational cooling of lower air; usually occurs on cold winter nights.
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This acceleration takes hold each night above the nocturnal radiational inversion, producing a shallow band of winds known as the low-level jet.
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