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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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What is the significance of an inversion?

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The significance of an inversion.

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Temperature inversion is a condition that is the inverse of these normal conditions where warmer air is found near the surface. In temperature inversion, cooler air is found near the Earth’s surface.

The coastal areas like that of California often experience upper air inversions as the cold marine air blowing in from the Pacific Ocean travels below the stable, warmer, and lighter air above produced by subsidence and compression...

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