inversion

inversion

Inversion layer over Bergen

3w ago
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A temperature inversion layer forms when the air near the ground is colder than the air above it. This traps the air near the ground, along with smoke and particles released by cars, wood burning stoves, industry etc. While the city isn't releasing any more pollution than on a grey, overcast winter day, the inversion layer increases the exposure. It's not a bad idea to get out of the city and up above the layer for some fresher air and camera fun! Featured in the newspaper Bergens Tidende: http://www.bt.no/nyheter/lokalt/Na-lyser-det-rodt---igjen-2648506.html Read more about inversions here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inversion_(meteorology)