Appleton layers

/ˈæpəltən leɪəz/ (say 'apuhltuhn layuhz)

plural noun
the upper layers of the ionosphere, beyond the Heaviside layer, important in the reflection of radio waves. See F layer.
{named after Sir Edward Appleton}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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