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On Earth, temperature inversion occurs because ozone in the stratosphere absorbs much of the sun's ultraviolet radiation, preventing it from reaching the surface, protecting the biosphere, and therefore warming the stratosphere instead.
To assess the likelihood that wind machines could ward off frost, Battany is part of a team that is surveying springtime temperature inversions in vineyards in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Sonoma counties.
Tehran being surrounded in an archshape western and south eastern current, does not have any refining quality, thus Tehran air in most of the time is static and motionless and as a result this situation will lead to dangerous phenomena called air or temperature inversion [3].
The effect of temperature inversions on ground-level nitrogen dioxide (N[O.
The valley site at Trecwn is narrow-floored, steep-sided and subject to temperature inversions in times of windless high pressure when the "peaking plant" would be needed.
Whitetails are born with the ability to detect pressure and other general weather conditions, and they prepare and protect themselves when they "know" bad weather is coming their way Man, on the other hand, must monitor pressure changes, weather systems, temperature fluctuations, wind speeds, prognostic charts, wind gradient maps, temperature inversions, cloud types, etc, all through the use of the Internet or other weather-related tools.
Warming Arctic air is causing temperature inversions, causing a light refraction which makes the sun to appear to be in a different position.
With little wind at ground level during the winter, no real heat energy from the winter sun and the surrounding hills in the Fairbanks area, the most intense temperature inversions measured in North America create a "bowl of pollution," that doesn't move out.

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