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papagayo

[‚pä·pə′gī·yō]
(meteorology)
A violent, northeasterly fall wind on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua and Guatemala; it consists of the cold air mass of a norte which has overridden the mountains of Central America and, being a descending wind, it brings fine, clear weather.

papagayo

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A very strong, sometimes violent, northeast wind blowing during the colder months in the Gulf of Papagayo on the northwest coast of Costa Rica, as well as in adjacent Pacific coastal waters.
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Study site: The Papagayo wind is a strong north-easterly jet blowing through low elevation gaps of the Central American cordillera in southern Nicaragua and northern Costa Rica.
2] were measured during upwelling events triggered by the Papagayo winds at the end of April 2009 (Fig.
Wind speeds measured at the Meteorological Station Liberia indicate that the sampling period was characterized by an intensification of the Papagayo winds (Fig.