[VHFcontesting] e clouds

Tad Danley tdanley at suddenlink.net
Sat Dec 9 08:56:18 EST 2006

Tad Danley wrote:
> frank bechdoldt wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I had a question.
>> Does an e-cloud (e-skip) float? IS it pulled by gravity or is it in 
>> the same spot while the earth rotates below it?
>> Ie would a strong e-cloud over ohio be over nebraska an hour later?
> I have always heard folks describe the E-skip cloud as "moving", but I 
> believe the explanation is that different areas of the E region ionize 
> and lose their ionization, so clouds appear and dissipate giving the 
> effect of "moving".

I stand corrected!


Tad Danley, K3TD

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