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RADIO REFRACTIVE INDEX [1 record]

Record 1 1992-12-31

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Telecommunications
DEF

Ratio of the velocity of radio waves in a vacuum to that in a specific medium.

OBS

radio refractive index. Changes in the index with height cause the anomalous propagation of radio waves.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Physique de l'atmosphère
  • Télécommunications
DEF

Rapport de la vitesse des ondes radioélectriques dans le vide à leur vitesse dans un milieu donné.

OBS

indice de réfraction radioélectrique. Les variations de l'indice avec l'altitude entraînent la propagation anormale des ondes radioélectriques.

Key term(s)
  • indice de réfraction radio-électrique

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Física de la atmósfera
  • Telecomunicaciones
DEF

Cociente entre las velocidades de las ondas radioeléctricas en el vacío y en un medio dado.

OBS

índice de refracción radioeléctrica. Las variaciones de este índice con la altura producen una propagación anómala de las ondas radioeléctricas.

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