temperature inversion

temperature inversion
noun Date: 1921 inversion 6

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  • temperature inversion — Meteorol. inversion (def. 12). [1940 45] * * * In meteorology, an increase of air temperature with altitude. Such an increase is a reversal of the normal temperature condition of the troposphere, where temperature usually decreases with altitude …   Universalium

  • temperature inversion — temperatūros apgrąža statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. temperature inversion vok. Temperatururmkehr, f rus. инверсия температуры, f pranc. inversion de température, f …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • temperature inversion —   a situation where temperature of air in the lower troposphere increases with height …   Geography glossary

  • temperature inversion — /ˈtɛmprətʃər ɪnˌvɜʒən/ (say tempruhchuh in.verzhuhn) noun an anomalous increase of temperature with height in the troposphere, which is often quite stable and acts as a lid on the air beneath it, trapping haze …   Australian English dictionary

  • temperature inversion — noun : an increase of temperature with height through a layer of air …   Useful english dictionary

  • inversion — [ ɛ̃vɛrsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1529; lat. inversio, de invertere « retourner » I ♦ A ♦ Sens spéciaux 1 ♦ Déplacement (d un mot ou d un groupe de mots) par rapport à l ordre normal ou habituel de la construction. Inversion du sujet dans l interrogation (ex …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Inversion — In*ver sion, n. [L. inversio: cf. F. inversion. See {Invert}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inverting, or turning over or backward, or the state of being inverted. [1913 Webster] 2. A change by inverted order; a reversed position or arrangement… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inversion (meteorology) — In meteorology, an inversion is a deviation from the normal change of an atmospheric property with altitude. It almost always refers to a temperature inversion, i.e., an increase in temperature with height, or to the layer within which such an… …   Wikipedia

  • inversion — /in verr zheuhn, sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of inverting. 2. the state of being inverted. 3. anything that is inverted. 4. Rhet. reversal of the usual or natural order of words; anastrophe. 5. Gram. any change from a basic word order or… …   Universalium

  • inversion — In meteorology, a departure from the usual decrease or increase with altitude of the value of an atmospheric property. Also, the layer through which this departure occurs, called the inversion layer, or the lowest altitude at which the departure… …   Aviation dictionary

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