Radiation Inversions


Radiation inversions are the most common type of inversion. In some places, they occur almost nightly.


  Radiation inversions generally happen in places where it cools off a lot at night.
  During the night, the ground cools off, radiating the heat to the sky. Hence, an inversion
  It is because of radiation inversions that there is often fog in the morning.
  The radiation inversion traps the moisture (clouds) under the inversion layer resulting in for or smog, depending where you live.
  These clouds will lift either when a wind comes through and blows them away, or when the sun heats the inversion layer, allowing the clouds to disperse.




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