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D layer

the lowest region of the ionosphere, characterized by mounting electron and ion density: exists, during the day only, from about 43 to 50 miles (70 to 80 km) altitude.
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Origin of D layer
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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D layer  
See D region.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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