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21 July 2005

A Matter of Scale

Meteorologists like to break the atmosphere down into scales. We have the microscale and the meso scale and synoptic scales and global or planetary scales. Most forecasters concern themselves with the synoptic scale. If you have a house that is 10 km long it is a mesocale house. Ten Meters long and it is a local scale house. 10,000 km long and your house is a planetary scale house! Synoptic …


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