Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday Night Inversion Run

Check out the atmospheric inversion evident the in background of this photo. The "steam" from power plants on the left is rising just a bit before hitting an invisible ceiling and spreading right over downtown Denver (right side). Nice yellow haze. Ick. The air up here on the hillside is probably a bit better -- I hope.


Tuesday evening's workout: 1 mile on the stationary bike to loosen up, 5 minutes on the treadmill to warm up the legs and make sure they're fine, then a run around the block: 3.25 miles, 38 minutes, and 290 feet of gain.

2 comments:

  1. This is the first I've seen of this in your pictures. I have heard that the inversion layer makes the smog really bad in Denver, but in your pictures the surrounding area looks magnificent.

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  2. Luke, it all depends on the weather. Some days it's crystal clear and I can see the control tower at the airport 35 miles away. But it's a big city and it does have some haze on average.

    I also tend to take pictures in the west suburbs near the mountains, rather than downtown. It's a bit higher and closer to the mountains, and the air seems better.

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