mesoscale


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mesoscale

A scale used in meteorology that extends from approximately 0.7 to 70 miles (1 to 100 km). Mesoscale features include such things as thunderstorms, sea breezes, gust fronts, and macrobursts.
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'This allowed us to float the idea of using a similar approach to form both near-field and far-field zones, namely, using mesoscale dielectric particles as an analogue of the DCA,' he added.
The most familiar example of a mesoscale system is the sea breeze, which invades coastal locations every morning and retreats at night.
Once complete, they grouped pores together and simulated the effect of drying on the mesoscale. "We found irreversible structural changes on the meso-scale," Zhou affirms.
In 1981, his interests had begun to include mesoscale meteorology.
Mesoscale circulation can have a significant effect on the spatial distribution and structure of zooplankton communities (Praire, Sutherland, Nickols, & Kaltenberg, 2012).
We want to prove that the mesoscale structures evidenced by the geostrophic flow show different environmental characteristics that can determine the distribution and abundance of the ichthyoplankton assemblages.
Models showed that mesoscale convective systems increased throughout North America, but particularly in northeastern and mid-Atlantic states.
Aircraft-based data are a promising source of abovesurface observations to be assimilated into mesoscale models.
Up to date, several mesoscale models have been developed to provide tools for a better understanding of concrete fracturing.
However, this fuel has more challenge in the micro/ mesoscale combustion, related to its evaporation, mixing with air, and combustion in a very short time.
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in June, is the first to confirm the theory that aerosols can impact the lifespans of large thunderstorm systems called "mesoscale convective systems." These storms are complex, often violent systems that can span several hundred kilometers and are the primary source of rain over the tropics and the mid-latitudes.
At the far end of complexity, mesoscale weather models, such as the Weather Research Forecast (WRF) model, consider the conservation of mass, momentum, energy, and moisture, coupled with representations of atmospheric radiation and cloud formation.