Definition of mesoscale in US English:



  • An intermediate scale, especially that between the scales of weather systems and of microclimates, on which storms and other phenomena occur.

    • ‘A combination of the mesoscale meteorological model and postprocessing capability reduces the number of balloon flights while meeting the requirement to provide meteorological messages every 30 minutes.’
    • ‘This study reports on a mesoscale normal fault zone, intraformational in Oligocene argillaceous sediments from the Boom Formation, containing several metre-scale normal fault strands.’
    • ‘The resulting mesoscale model integrates atomic detail where essential with a macroscopic representation at the polymer level to permit long time trajectories of a large system.’
    • ‘Domain formation at the mesoscale (nanometer range) is more difficult to study because domain sizes are beyond the resolution of standard light microscopy techniques, and their formation is more dynamic in nature.’
    • ‘Potentially, the metric varies at the same scales as body temperature, from the microscale to the mesoscale.’
    • ‘With TUBE, the resulting dynamical, rather than structural, correlations can be measured at the mesoscale, and the result is a very complex picture of mesoscopic correlated motion in bilayers.’
    • ‘The relationship between the dip-slip displacements along the major fault plane and the multiple kinematics of the mesoscale pattern of deformation exhibited in its hanging wall is uncertain.’
    • ‘As for the mesoscale normal faults inside the Fault Zone, they cannot be considered as classical brittle planar normal fault planes downwarping a hanging wall relative to a footwall along a single discrete plane.’
    • ‘At the mesoscale, local climate can vary significantly, causing altered body temperatures on the rocky shore.’
    • ‘The mesoscale faults in the Boom clay formed in an early stage of the basin evolution, and were triggered by differential stress increase induced by tilting of the sediments during differential uplift of the basement.’
    • ‘The stable immobilization appears to be an indirect proof that the tethered lipid bilayer lack defects on the mesoscale.’
    • ‘Application of these results to other regions of the world is difficult because of the diversity in weather patterns (macro and mesoscale features) that exist across the Subarctic.’
    • ‘In this first project, the collaborators plan to focus on molecular and mesoscale simulation methods, as well as related high throughput experimental data.’
    • ‘We restricted our reported mesoscale data to sites of unequivocal Upper Pliocene-Holocene age and consequently report very few fault-slip data.’
    • ‘Iron uptake and physiological response of phytoplankton during a mesoscale Southern Ocean iron enrichment’
    • ‘A palaeostress analysis was conducted on a population of mesoscale thrust faults from throughout the Neptune Range.’
    • ‘The response of the heterotrophic bacterial community to iron addition was determined during the mesoscale iron-enrichment experiment conducted in the eastern equatorial Pacific during May - June 1995.’
    • ‘Limited, but consistent data from mesoscale slip indicators suggest sinistral shear with a minor normal component.’
    • ‘The mesoscale geometric and kinematic characteristics of transpressional structures formed in regions of obliquely convergent deformation are still rather poorly understood.’
    • ‘The rain-bringing mesoscale convective system is strong, and the torrential rains move slowly northwards along the Western side of the mountains.’