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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.
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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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This results in strong easterly surface winds that extend far into the ETPO, west of the Gulf of Papagayo. Winds in the study area are locally known as tehuanos at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and papagayos at the Nicaraguan Lake District.
Existe una ausencia significativa de informacion referente a la bahia durante el periodo colonial, la cual puede estar basada en la influencia marina de de los vientos "papagayos" (limitaron la entrada de los exploradores) y la escasez de poblacion indigena organizada en pequenas comunidades (lo cual implicaba menos recurso humano para la explotacion).