Appleton layer

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Appleton layer

n
(Physical Geography) the F region of the ionosphere
[C20: named after Sir Edward Appleton]
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Noun1.Appleton layer - the highest region of the ionosphere (from 90 to 600 miles up) which contains the highest concentration of free electrons and is most useful for long-range radio transmission
ionosphere - the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons