sporadic E

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Term: sporadic E

Transient, localized patches of relatively high electron density in the E region of the ionosphere, which significantly affect radiowave propagation. Sporadic E can occur during daytime or nighttime, and varies markedly with latitude. Es can be associated with thunderstorms, meteor showers, solar, and geomagnetic activity.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan