ground wave

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ground wave

A radio wave that travels along the surface of the earth.
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ground wave


ground ray

(Telecommunications) a radio wave that travels directly between a transmitting and a receiving aerial. Compare sky wave
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ground′ wave`

a radio wave that propagates on or near the earth's surface and is affected by the ground and the troposphere.
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Noun1.ground wave - a radio wave propagated on or near the earth's surface
radio emission, radio radiation, radio wave - an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 0.5 cm to 30,000 m
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To validate the performance of the proposed AH FDTD method, a numerical example with an EM ground wave propagation problem is presented, as shown in Figure 1.
For instance, if the field point is located at height z=50 m from the top surface of the medium, one would expect that the effects of surface and lateral waves, associated with n= -1 and n=1, respectively, are negligible with respect to that of the ground wave (n=0).
* 0-30/60 km communication (range depends on ground conductivity) by ground wave with a vertical polarization.
As described earlier, the combination of ground wave and sky wave creates an interference pattern that moves relative to the receiver during a flare.
"Flying over Iraq and seeing our troops on the ground wave back at us, grateful that the U.S.
More power will always help overcome path loss for both NVIS and ground wave systems but many times it is not the best or only answer.
Army's Ground Wave Emergency Network is a series of transmission towers spread across the country.
Quite why fans in a Scottish game in a Scottish ground wave the Red Hand of Ulster or the Irish Tricolour, beats me.

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