Meridional wind

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meridional wind

The wind or wind component along the local meridian, as distinguished from the zonal wind.

In a horizontal coordinate system fixed locally with the x axis directed eastward and the y axis northward, the meridional wind is positive if from the south, and negative if from the north.

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