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inversion, thermal

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In meteorology, a situation in which a layer of warm air (an inversion layer) lies over a layer of cool air.

Note: If an inversion occurs over a city, it results in air pollution, because some pollutants, such as smoke or soot, which are usually removed by normal weather processes, are held at the surface by the cool layer. (See smog.)
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