The study of weather systems smaller than synoptic scale systems but larger than microscale and storm-scale cumulus systems. Horizontal dimensions generally range from around 5 kilometers to several hundred kilometers. Examples of mesoscale weather systems are sea breezes, squall lines, and mesoscale convective complexes.
People specializing in this area
Peter R. Bannon
Matthew R. Kumjian
David J. Stensrud
George S. Young
Dr. Young has participated in field programs studying mesoscale weather including f mesoscale convective systems as part of the AMEX, EMEX, and TOGA-COARE experiments and lake effect convection as part of the LAKE-ICE experiment. His recent emphasis has been on satelite analysis of these phenomena using synthetic aperture radar and multi-speactra high-resolution imagery.