What is an temperature inversion?

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Greg Buono

Temperature inversion is a reversal of the normal decrease of air temperature with altitude, or of water temperature with depth.


Cassie Sn

A reversal of the normal decrease of air temperature with altitude, or of water temperature with depth.

A temperature inversion is a thin layer of the atmosphere where the decrease in temperature with height is much less than normal.

Temperature inversion when the temperature of the atmosphere increases with altitude instead of decreasing with altitude as normal

It is where the temperature of the atmosphere increases with altitude in contrast to the normal decrease with altitude. When temperature inversion occurs, cold air underlies warmer air at higher altitudes.


Mark Woolery

A temperature inversion is a thin layer of the atmosphere where the decrease in temperature with height is much less than normal.

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