TIME and SPACE SCALES of ATMOSPHERIC MOTION. Global scale [> 20000 km] Synoptic scale [2000–20000 km] Mesoscale [2-2000 km] Microscale [< 2 km]. Smog layer over Santiago, Chile. Top of boundary layer (inversion). Boundary layer capped with clouds.
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[> 20000 km]
[< 2 km]
* strongly dependent upon the meteorology/air-mass
From Caldwell et al. (2005)
From Hudson and Brandt (2005)