Meaning of CELL in English

CELL

Convection in the form of a single updraft , downdraft , or updraft/downdraft couplet, typically seen as a vertical dome or tower as in a cumulus or towering cumulus cloud. A typical thunderstorm consists of several cells (see multi-cellular thunderstorm ).

The term "cell" also is used to describe the radar echo returned by an individual shower or thunderstorm. Such usage, although common, is technically incorrect.

A comprehensive English glossary of weather.      Полный английский глоссарий погоды.