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Due to the formation of the thermal inversion layers, the smog was developed over the London in the winter season of 1952 that lasts for many days and caused many casualties, respiratory and eye problems.
Single precipitating (pristine) ice crystals (<500 [micro]m) usually occurred during strong inversion layers with tops at about 1-1.
Spraying with no wind present is dangerous, due to potential problems with vaporization and inversion layer conditions; spraying when wind conditions are too high is equally dangerous.
We can't start backsliding to the old days of regular smog alerts, inversion layers that trapped bad air, and summer days when the air was so polluted it wasn't safe for kids to play outdoors.
Inversion layers prevent plant emissions from rising through the atmosphere and create the risk of "exceedence," a word coined by Inco to denote an incident where momentary ground level controls are surpassed.