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In meteorology, an inversion is a deviation from the normal change of an atmospheric property with altitude. [1]

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An adiabatic process is one that occurs without transfer of heat or matter between a system and its surroundings; energy is transferred only as work.

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Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent.

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Altitude or height (sometimes known as depth) is defined based on the context in which it is used (aviation, geometry, geographical survey, sport, and more).

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An antenna (plural antennae or antennas), or aerial, is an electrical device which converts electric power into radio waves, and vice versa.

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An anticyclone (that is, opposite to a cyclone) is a weather phenomenon defined by the United States National Weather Service's glossary as "a large-scale circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere".

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Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

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An atmosphere (New Latin atmosphaera, 17th century, from Greek ἀτμός "vapor" and σφαῖρα "sphere") is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body of sufficient mass that is held in place by the gravity of the body.

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Atmospheric convection is the result of a parcel-environment instability, or temperature difference, layer in the atmosphere.

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Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.5 million people in Central Europe.

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Band I is the name of a radio frequency range within the very high frequency part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Belgrade (Beograd / Београд;; names in other languages) is the capital and largest city of Serbia.

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Boise is the capital of, and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho, as well as the county seat of Ada County.

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Bratislava (formerly Prešporok; Pressburg or Preßburg; Posonium; Pozsony; Пожун, Požun) is the capital of Slovakia, and with a population of about 500,000, the country's largest city.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

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Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia.

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British Columbia, also commonly referred to by its initials BC, is a province located on the west coast of Canada.

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Budapest (names in other languages) is the capital and the largest city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union.

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Bulgaria (България, tr.), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Република България, tr.), is a country in southeastern Europe.

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California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.

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A capping inversion is an elevated inversion layer that caps a convective boundary layer.

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A Cartesian coordinate system is a coordinate system that specifies each point uniquely in a plane by a pair of numerical coordinates, which are the signed distances from the point to two fixed perpendicular directed lines, measured in the same unit of length.

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Córdoba is a city located in the geographical center of Argentina, in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas on the Suquía River, about northwest of Buenos Aires.

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Chengdu, formerly romanized as Chengtu, is the provincial capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China, as well as a major city in Western China.

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Chiang Mai (from เชียงใหม่, ᨩ᩠ᨿᨦᩉ᩠ᨾᩲ᩵) sometimes written as "Chiengmai" or "Chiangmai", is the largest and most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand.

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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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Christchurch (Ōtautahi) is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country's third-most populous urban area.

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Coastal California, also known as the California Coastline and the Golden Coast, refers to the coastal regions of the US state of California.

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Convective heat transfer, often referred to simply as convection, is the transfer of heat from one place to another by the movement of fluids.

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Cumulo- means "heap" or "pile" in Latin.

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The Czech Republic (Česká republika) is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.

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Earth (also the world, in Greek: Gaia, or in Latin: Terra), is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to accommodate life.

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Fairbanks is a home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.

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A Fata Morgana is an unusual and complex form of superior mirage that is seen in a narrow band right above the horizon.

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FM broadcasting is a VHF broadcasting technology, pioneered by Edwin Howard Armstrong, which uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio.

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Fog is a complex atmospheric phenomenon.

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Freezing rain is the name given to rain that falls when surface temperatures are below freezing.

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The Great Smog of '52 or Big SmokeDavis DL, et al.; and Bates D. A Look Back at the London Smog of 1952 and the Half Century Since; A Half Century Later: Recollections of the London Fog (Dec 2002).

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Green flashes and green rays are optical phenomena that sometimes occur right after sunset or right before sunrise.

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Haze is traditionally an atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and other dry particles obscure the clarity of the sky.

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Hungary (Magyarország) is a landlocked country in Central Europe.

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Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States.

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This is a list of meteorology topics.

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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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Iran (or; ایران), historically known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia.

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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

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Launceston (often mispronounced) is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River.

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Ljubljana (locally also, Laibach, Lubiana, Labacum or Aemona) is the capital and largest city of Slovenia.

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Logan is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

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A marine layer is an air mass which develops over the surface of a large body of water such as the ocean or large lake in the presence of a temperature inversion.

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Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere.

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Mexico (México), officially the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is a federal republic in North America.

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Mexico City (Ciudad de México, officially known as México, D. F., or simply D. F.) is the federal district (distrito federal), capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the union.

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The Midwestern United States, or the Midwest, is one of the four geographic regions defined by the United States Census Bureau, occupying the northern central part of the country.

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Milan (or; Milano; Milanese: Milan), the second-most populous city in Italy, serves as the capital of Lombardy.

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A mirage is a naturally occurring optical phenomenon in which light rays are bent to produce a displaced image of distant objects or the sky.

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Most Slovenského národného povstania (Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising), commonly referred to as Most SNP or the UFO Bridge, and named Nový most (New Bridge) from 1993 to 2012, is a road bridge over the Danube in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

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Mumbai (also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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The National Weather Service (NWS) is an agency of the United States government tasked with providing weather forecasts, public warnings, and other weather-related products to organizations and the public for the purposes of protection, safety, and general information.

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New Zealand (Aotearoa) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk)), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

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Nuclear weapons tests are experiments carried out to determine the effectiveness, yield, and explosive capability of nuclear weapons.

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Oslo (or, rarer or) is the capital and the most populous city in Norway.

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A phenomenon (Greek: φαινόμενoν, phainomenon, from the verb φαίνειν, phainein, to show, shine, appear, to be manifest or manifest itself, plural phenomena), is any thing which manifests itself.

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Prague (Praha) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic.

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Provo is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Utah, located south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front.

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Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most-populous state in Australia.

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Radio Wave are a type of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum longer than infrared light.

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RDS-37 was the Soviet Union's first two-stage hydrogen bomb, first tested on November 22, 1955.

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Refraction is the change in direction of propagation of a wave due to a change in its transmission medium.

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In optics the refractive index or index of refraction n of an optical medium is a dimensionless number that describes how light, or any other radiation, propagates through that medium.

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Macedonia (Македонија, tr. Makedonija), officially the Republic of Macedonia (Macedonian:, tr. Republika Makedonija), is a country located in the central Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.

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Salt Lake City, often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Utah.

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Santiago, also Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile.

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São Paulo (Saint Paul) is a municipality, metropolis and global city located in southeastern Brazil.

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Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Serbia (Србија, Srbija), officially the Republic of Serbia (Република Србија, Republika Srbija), is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

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A shock wave is a type of propagating disturbance.

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In telecommunication, signaling (signalling in British English) has the following meanings.

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Skopje (Скопје,; Shkupi) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia.

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Slovakia (Slovensko), officially the Slovak Republic (Slovenská republika), is a country in Central Europe.

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Slovenia (Slovenija), officially the Republic of Slovenia (Slovene:, abbr.: RS), is a nation state in southern Central Europe, located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes.

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Smog is a type of air pollutant.

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Sofia (София, Sofiya) is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.

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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (a) abbreviated to USSR (r) or shortened to the Soviet Union (p), was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991.

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The subtropics are geographic and climate zones located roughly between the tropic circle of latitude (the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn) and the 38th parallel in each hemisphere.

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Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as "Tassie") is an island state that is part of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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Tehran (also Romanized as Tehrān) is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province.

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Thailand (or; ประเทศไทย), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (ราชอาณาจักรไทย), formerly known as Siam (สยาม), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

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A thermal column (or thermal) is a column of rising air in the lower altitudes of Earth's atmosphere.

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A thunderstorm, also known as an electrical storm, a lightning storm, or a thundershower, is a type of storm characterized by the presence of lightning and its acoustic effect on the Earth's atmosphere known as thunder.

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A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.

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The troposphere is the lowest portion of Earth's atmosphere.

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Tropospheric propagation describes electromagnetic propagation in relation to the troposphere.

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Upwelling is an oceanographic phenomenon that involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, replacing the warmer, usually nutrient-depleted surface water.

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Utah (or; (Áshįįh bi Tó Hahoodzo; Arapaho: Wo'tééneihí) is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 33rd-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of about 2.9 million, approximately 80% of whom live along the Wasatch Front, centering on Salt Lake City. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast. Approximately 62% of Utahns are reported to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS (Mormons), which greatly influences Utah culture and daily life. The world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is located in Utah's state capital, Salt Lake City., the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, pp 99–100. Retrieved July 2, 2008. Utah is the most religiously homogeneous state in the United States, the only state with a Mormon majority, and the only state with a majority population belonging to a single church. The state is a center of transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, mining, and a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Utah had the second fastest-growing population of any state. St. George was the fastest–growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000 to 2005. Utah also has the 14th highest median average income out of U.S. states, and has the 2nd highest income when adjusted for cost of living. A 2012 Gallup national survey found Utah overall to be the "best state to live in" based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic, lifestyle, and health-related outlook metrics.

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Vancouver officially the City of Vancouver, is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada.

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Venice (Venezia; alternative obsolete form: Vinegia; Venetian: Venèxia; Venetiae; Benetke) is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.

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Very high frequency (VHF) is the ITU designation for the range of radio frequency electromagnetic waves (radio waves) from to, with corresponding wavelengths of ten to one meters.

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Vienna (Wien) is the capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria.

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A warm front is a density discontinuity located at the leading edge of a homogeneous warm air mass, and is typically located on the equator-facing edge of an isotherm gradient.

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