meridional

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meridional

1. along, relating to, or resembling a meridian
2. characteristic of or located in the south, esp of Europe
3. an inhabitant of the south, esp of France

meridional

[mə′rid·ē·ən·əl]
(geology)
Pertaining to longitudinal movements or directions, that is, northerly or southerly.
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These ranges and ridges are mostly meridionally aligned, with their orientation strongly influenced by bedding trends.
The differences between cases 1-4 and EN4 are illustrated in Figure 7, including the zonally and meridionally averaged sections.
The role of glaciers is greater in meridionally orientated incisions (Raukas & Tavast 1984).
Returning to stage C2, ridges R8 and R9 are similar in their horizontal extent, but the tropopause is much higher above R9 than R8 (not shown) with the result that the anticyclonic circulation induced by R9 is stronger and R8 is stretched out meridionally between R6 and R9 (Fig.