By Amber Smith
The Normal Structure of Temperature vs. Height in the atmosphere:
Picture from The Weather Doctor Site: http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/doctor.htm
|Background Picture by Amber Smith
|*Note: Temperature inversion technically refers to whenever the temperature increases with altitude. As can be seen from the figure on the left, this is often happening in the stratosphere and thermosphere. The inversions that we are examining are only the ones that are occurring in the troposphere, where they are more rare. You can find out more by visiting some of the websites found in the Bibliography.