What is E-LAYER?

The most regular of the ionized regions in the ionosphere, which reflects waves from a transmitter back to Earth. Its effective maximum density increases from zero before dawn to its greatest at noon, and decreases to zero after sunset, at heights varying between 110 and 120 km. There are at least two such layers. Also Heaviside layer, Kennelly-Heaviside layer.


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