Appleton, Sir Edward Victor

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appleton, sir edward victor

British winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1947 for his discovery of the so-called Appleton layer of the ionosphere, which is a dependable reflector of radio waves and as such is useful in communication. Other ionospheric layers reflect radio waves sporadically, depending upon temperature and time of day.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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