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Mesoscale Meteorology

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.



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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.