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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.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; meso- + scale3
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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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