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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.



Dr. Paul Markowski talks about his career path and the impact his research on tornadoes has on society.                             

Dr. Yvette Richardson explains how her undergraduate degree in physics led to a career in meteorology and atmospheric science.


Dr. Kumjian talks about his research involving dual
polarization radar technology.

People specializing in this area


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.

Fuqing Zhang

Gravity waves, sea breeze circulation, mountain-plains solenoid, diurnal cycle, severe storms