Kennelly-Heaviside layer


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Ken·nel·ly-Heav·i·side layer

 (kĕn′ə-lē-hĕv′ē-sīd′)
n.

[After Edwin Kennelly (1861-1939), American physicist, and Oliver, Heaviside (1850-1925), British physicist.]
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Kennelly-Heaviside layer

n
(General Physics) See E region
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Noun1.Kennelly-Heaviside layer - a region of the ionosphere (from 50 to 90 miles up) that reflects radio waves of medium length
ionosphere - the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons
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20 The useful radio-wave reflecting Kennelly-Heaviside layer is part of which bigger division of our atmosphere?
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This region was originally called the Kennelly-Heaviside layer, today it is known as the ionosphere.