Misoscale meteorology

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Misoscale is an unofficial scale of meteorological phenomena that ranges in size from 40 meters to about 4 kilometers.[1] This scale was proposed by Ted Fujita, the father of the Fujita scale, to classify phenomenon of the order of the rotation within a thunderstorm, the scale of the funnel cloud of a tornado, and the size of the swath of destruction of a microburst.[2] It is a subdivision of the microscale.


  1. ^ "Letter M of meteorological Glossary". National Weather Service Glossary. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. ^ Ted Fujita (August 1981). "Tornadoes and Downbursts in the Context of Generalized Planetary Scales". Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. Boston: American Meteorological Society. 38 (8): 1511–1534. Bibcode:1981JAtS...38.1511F. doi:10.1175/1520-0469(1981)038<1511:TADITC>2.0.CO;2. ISSN 1520-0469. Retrieved 28 December 2014.

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