mesovortex

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Noun[edit]

mesovortex (plural mesovortices)

  1. A small scale, vertical vortex of air associated with a thunderstorm that occurs at less than one kilometer from the ground and is between 2-20 kilometers in width.

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References[edit]

  • Trapp, R.J., and M.L. Weisman, 2003: Low-Level Mesovortices within Squall Lines and Bow Echoes. Part II: Their Genesis and Implications. Mon. Wea. Rev., 131, 2804–2823.