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Kennelly-Heaviside Layer

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Arthur Kennelly
Arthur Kennelly
Oliver Heaviside
Oliver Heaviside

In 1902 Arthur Kennelly and Oliver Heaviside independently proposed the existence of an atmospheric layer of ions that conducts electricity and reflects radio waves. Kennelly published his ideas on March 15. Heaviside's hypothesis went public on December 19. The layer is now called the E region.