Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flow of intense electric current that moves from west to east in the ionosphere above the earth's magnetic equator.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[electro– + jet (stream).]

Examples

  • Called "sporadic E," these clouds of ionized gas are frequently observed at midlatitudes but are more rarely observed in low latitudes, most likely because signals become obscured by the intense equatorial electrojet, which is a narrow ribbon of current that flows east above the geomagnetic equator during the day.

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