Tall and Short Smoke Stacks
- With a tall enough smokestack,
pollution is emitted within the inversion aloft,
forming a fanning plume that does not pollute the
area near the smokestack. If it's not tall
enough, it will fumigate the countryside.
- Switching the layers so that the
inversion is at the ground, we need the
smokestack tall enough to be above the ground
inversion, so that a lofting plume is
formed. Architects will need to know the average
depth of the nocturnal radiation inversion in
order to know how tall to build the smokestack.