The Effects of Inversions


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What happens to the temperature of air in the atmosphere due to the environmental lapse rate?

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1. Which of the following processes is necessary for a temperature inversion to happen?

2. What role do aerosols play in cloud formation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The principle focus of this quiz and worksheet will be on concepts such as the environmental lapse rate, temperature inversion, and cloud formation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In particular, you'll be asked about:

  • The effect of the environmental lapse rate on the air's temperature
  • Processes necessary for temperature inversion
  • Aerosols and cloud formation
  • Temperature inversion involving cool ocean air
  • Effect temperature inversion has on air stability

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about inversion's effects
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the relationship between the environmental lapse rate and the air's temperature
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about cloud formation in a new way

Additional Learning

Our accompanying lesson, The Effects of Inversions, will take you further on associated topics such as:

  • Atmospheric temperature
  • Air circulation
  • Cloud formation
  • Classifications and causes of inversions