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.