the region of the ionosphere in which the E layer forms.
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Origin of E region
First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for E region
a region of the ionosphere, extending from a height of 90 to about 150 kilometres. It reflects radio waves of medium wavelengthAlso called: Heaviside layer, Kennelly-Heaviside layer See also ionosphere
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Scientific definitions for E region
The region of the ionosphere that lies approximately 90 to 150 km (56 to 93 mi) above the Earth's surface. This region may affect long-distance communications because it influences radio waves in the 1-3 megahertz range. Also called E layer Heaviside layer Compare D region F region.
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