Fig. 2.

A typical subsidence inversion during the summer months is usually about two to three thousand feet deep. These subsidence inversions may persist for many days under a dome of high pressure. While the base or lower limit of the inversion layer may vary anywhere from 5 or 6 thousand feet above ground level to near 16 or 18 thousand feet above ground level, most subsidence inversions hover near the 6 to 10 thousand foot mark.

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