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F layer

noun, Physics.
the highest of the radio-reflective ionospheric layers, beginning at an altitude of about 80 miles (130 km) and consisting of two parts, the lower part (F layer) being detectable in the daytime only, the higher (F layer or Appleton layer) being constant and constituting the ionospheric layer most favorable for long-range radio communication.
Origin of F layer
First recorded in 1925-30

F2 layer

[ef too] /ˈɛf ˈtu/
See under F layer. Unabridged
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  • Take it easy, Lieutenant honey—we're barely through the f2 layer.

    Fly By Night Arthur Dekker Savage
f2 layer in Science
F layer  
See F region.
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