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ionosphere


At midnight he and Jutta prowl the ionosphere, searching for that lavish, penetrating voice.
Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  the outer region of the Earth’s atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons that reflect radio waves and short-wave transmissions
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  • At midnight he and Jutta prowl the ionosphere, searching for that lavish, penetrating voice.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • On this particular Thursday, something was moving quietly through the ionosphere many miles above the surface of the planet; several somethings in fact, several dozen huge yellow chunky slablike somethings, huge as office blocks, silent as birds.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The planet’s too primitive to depend on its comm net, the ionosphere’s too weak for shortwave, the comsats are the first things to go in a skirmish… I’d call it by fatline.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
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Associated words [difficulty]:   ionosphere [8] , stratosphere [6] , upper atmosphere [8] , troposphere [9]
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