A radio wave with a wavelength in excess of 1,000 meters.
A radio wave that is longer than those used in commercial broadcasting, usually one longer than 1,000 meters and below 300 kilohertz in frequency.
Long-wave Sentence Examples
Kelvin wave: a long wave in the oceans whose characteristics are altered by the rotation of the earth.
Thus the housing of the poor has been improved, though this difficult problem is yet far from solution; not the large towns only, but the larger villages also, are cleansed and drained; food has been submitted to inspection by skilled officers; water supplies have been undertaken on a vast scale; personal cleanliness has been encouraged, and with wonderful success efforts have been made to bring civilized Europe back from the effects of a long wave of Oriental asceticism, which in its neglect and contempt of the body led men to regard filth even as a virtue, to its pristine cleanliness under the Greeks and Romans.
Due to the filtering properties of the earth's atmospheric ozone layer, practically all of the ultraviolet light that reaches the earth's surface is the long-wave UVA, while the UVC is necessary to the generation of ozone.
Ultraviolet A is long-wave radiation generated by the sun that penetrates more deeply than UVB, causes wrinkling and leathering of the skin and damages connective tissue.