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One of the estimation methods of the atmosphere's thermal structure, occurrence detection and the range of thermal inversion is an acoustic survey.
A La Ni[+ or -]a weather year, a lengthy high-pressure pattern and a thermal inversion - which induces higher temperatures in the mountains and lower temperatures at sea level - have combined so far to make this month one of the driest Decembers that many locals involved in the ski business can recall.
At some point they'll have to move, and during the coldest times of year they maximize cost: benefit by moving during the warmest times of the day The coldest time is night, when the warming rays of the sun are absent, and just at dawn, during the thermal inversion.

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