Downdraft vs Supercell - What's the difference?

downdraft | supercell |


As nouns the difference between downdraft and supercell

is that downdraft is a strong, downward air current; an air pocket or air hole while supercell is a severe thunderstorm with updrafts and downdrafts that are in near balance, allowing the storm to maintain itself for several hours supercells often produce large hail, powerful downpours, very strong winds and sometimes tornadoes.

downdraft

English

Alternative forms

* downdraught

Noun

(en noun)
  • a strong, downward air current; an air pocket or air hole
  • supercell

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia supercell) (en noun)
  • A severe thunderstorm with updrafts and downdrafts that are in near balance, allowing the storm to maintain itself for several hours. Supercells often produce large hail, powerful downpours, very strong winds and sometimes tornadoes.
  • (mineralogy) A repeating unit cell of a crystal that contains several primitive cells.