Appleton Layer Synonyms
Synonyms for Appleton Layer
The highest region of the ionosphere, consisting of free electrons generated by the ionizing effect of solar radiation. This region is subdivided into two layers, designated the F1 layer, and the F2 layer. The F1 layer extends from about 150 km (93 mi) to 240 km (149 mi) above the surface of the Earth and exists only during sunlight hours. At night it merges into the F2 layer. The F2 layer extends from about 240 km (149 mi) to 400 km (248 mi). The density of free electrons in this layer is much higher than it is in the F1 layer. It is the main reflecting layer for high frequency communications, both during sunlight hours and during the night.
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The two dense layers of ions in the F region of the ionosphere that are used to reflect long-range radio signals: the F1 layer, at an altitude of c. 200 to 300 km (c. 125 to 185 miles), exists during the day, and the permanent F2 layer, or Appleton layer, is at c. 225 to 400 km (c. 140 to 250 miles)
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