An atmospheric phenomenon in which pollution, retained by an inversion
layer near its level of emission, is brought rapidly to ground level as the inversion
breaks up. This term also applies to the exposure of material (e.g. grain) to chemicals to kill insects, etc.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167
(Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990))
on page 2191
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