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    Describe what an inversion is and explain the types of inversions.

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    Normally, we expect to see air gradually decline in temperature with altitude. An inversion, or thermal inversion, occurs when there is a layer of warm air above colder air. Because the warm air is more buoyant, the cooler air is trapped can is not circulate as air would normally. Serious air quality problems in cities can occur when an ...

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