Mesoscale



[mez-uh-skeyl, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˈmɛz əˌskeɪl, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-/

adjective
1.
pertaining to meteorological phenomena, such as wind circulation and cloud patterns, that are about 1–100 km (0.6–60 miles) in horizontal extent.
noun, adjective

in meteorology, the scale of phenomena that range in size from 1-100 km (.7-67 mi), intermediate between small (single storm clouds) and synoptic scales
Examples

Squall lines, MCCs, and MCSs are examples of mesoscale weather systems.
Word Origin

meso- ‘middle’ + scale

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