antitrade wind


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Noun1.antitrade wind - winds blowing from west to east and lying above the trade winds in the tropicsantitrade wind - winds blowing from west to east and lying above the trade winds in the tropics
prevailing wind - the predominant wind direction; "the prevailing wind is from the southwest"
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Menkes believes El Nino conditions fell flat this year because wind gusts called antitrade winds stopped blowing in April.
The results indicate that if the antitrade winds don't return, Vialard says, "this year's El Nino is more or less dead.
The presence or absence of antitrade winds, he says, may be a by-product of the overall atmospheric changes that prompt El Nino as much as they are a cause.