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.

Videos


Dr. Paul Markowski talks about the events that led to
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 how he got interested in meteorology and atmospheric science and his
research involving severe weather and dual
polarization radar technology.  

Drs. Markowski andRichardson explain how they developed the idea and hardware to monitor
temperature and humidity in storms likely to spawn tornadoes.

 

 

People specializing in this area

Faculty

Fuqing Zhang

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