precipitation cell

precipitation cell

[prə‚sip·ə′tā·shən ‚sel]
(meteorology)
In radar meteorology, an element of a precipitation area over which the precipitation is more or less continuous.
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Of these, AMSU-B is operational aboard the US's National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's NOAA-M satellite (launched on 24 June 2002) and is used to image cloud cover and precipitation cells together with data gathering on water vapour content in cloud masses.