A Thermal Inversion Demonstrated By A Coal Plant

This is interesting. The smokestack of the MidAmerican Energy coal plant in Council Bluffs, IA is at the bottom of the picture. The condensation plume is several hundred feet higher, indicating a cold layer over the warm air at the surface, which causes the warm and moist exhaust of the plant to condense.

Seperated Steam Plume

This photo was taken from the parking lot of the Bass Pro Shop in Council Bluffs, IA, looking to the SSE.

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