atmospheric cell

atmospheric cell

[¦at·mə‚sfir·ik ′sel]
(meteorology)
An air parcel that exhibits a specific type of motion within its boundaries, such as the vertical circular motion of the Hadley cell.
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Just off, in the old cell is the rest of the working kitchen paraphernalia: more fitted maple and granite, oven, sink, dishwasher, butcher's rails and an atmospheric cell door.
At most observing sites these atmospheric cells usually range in size from four to eight inches in diameter, although research by atmospheric physicists has revealed that they can vary tremendously in size.
Here, the device will undertake extremely precise wind strength and direction measurements using harmless laser pulses and analysis of laser light reflected by atmospheric cells.
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