FIGURE 5.6 Cumulative frequency distribution of temperature inversion (a) base and (b) top heights based on soundings collected at San Nicolas Island, California, from July 1975 through August 1993. Shown are statistics for elevated inversions only (i.e., excludes surface-based inversions) for the rainy season months of January through April, stratified by the time of day collected. The data shown correspond to those displayed in Figures 2–7 of the Fisk (1994) report. SOURCE: Matthias Steiner, Princeton University.



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