D layer


noun

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

First recorded in 1930–35

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Scientific definitions for D layer

D layer

See D region.
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