meridional wind

meridional wind

[mə′rid·ē·ən·əl ′wind]
(meteorology)
The wind or wind component along the local meridian, as distinguished from the zonal wind.
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The bias of the meridional wind component at Tallinnamadal is negligible, but there seems to be a certain problem with its numerical reproduction at Kalbadagrund.
The scatter of data points around the regression line is the largest (and the relevant correlation coefficient the smallest) for the meridional wind component at Kalbadagrund.