inversion layers

/ɪnˈvɜʒən leɪəz/ (say in'verzhuhn layuhz)

plural noun
layers of warm air persisting above cold air which trap dust, smoke, etc., above large cities, causing smog to persist.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • inversion — [in vʉr′zhən, in vʉr′shən] n. [L inversio < inversus, pp. of invertere] 1. an inverting or being inverted 2. something inverted; reversal 3. Chem. a) a chemical change in which an optically active substance is converted into another substance… …   English World dictionary

  • Inversion of control — In software engineering, Inversion of Control (IoC) is an abstract principle describing an aspect of some software architecture designs in which the flow of control of a system is inverted in comparison to procedural programming. In traditional… …   Wikipedia

  • Layers (Architekturmuster) — Aufrufschema in einer Schichtenarchitektur Eine Schichtenarchitektur oder Schichtenmodell ist ein häufig angewandtes Strukturierungsprinzip für die Architektur von Softwaresystemen. Dabei werden einzelne Aspekte des Softwaresystems konzeptionell… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Air pollution dispersion terminology — describes the words and technical terms that have a special meaning to those who work in the field of air pollution dispersion modeling. Governmental environmental protection agencies (local, state, province and national) of many countries have… …   Wikipedia

  • Mirage — This article is about the optical phenomenon. For other meanings of Mirage, see Mirage (disambiguation). Various kinds of mirages in one location taken over the course of six minutes, not shown in temporal order. The uppermost inset frame shows… …   Wikipedia

  • Non-line-of-sight propagation — Non line of sight (NLOS) or near line of sight is a term used to describe radio transmission across a path that is partially obstructed, usually by a physical object in the innermost Fresnel zone. Many types of radio transmissions depend, to… …   Wikipedia

  • атмосферная инверсия — — [http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/alphabetic?langcode=en] EN atmospheric inversion A temperature inversion in the atmosphere in which the temperature, instead of falling, increases with height above the ground. With the colder and… …   Справочник технического переводчика

  • Atmospheric duct — Fata Morgana of Farallon Islands with clearly seen duct In telecommunication, an atmospheric duct is a horizontal layer in the lower atmosphere in which the vertical refractive index gradients are such that radio signals (and light rays) (a) are… …   Wikipedia

  • Mirage of astronomical objects — Mock mirage of the setting sun A mirage of an astronomical object is a naturally occurring optical phenomenon, in which light rays are bent to produce distorted or multiple images of an astronomical object. The mirages might be observed for such… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.