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The University of Alaska has expressed interest in taking over the research site, which is off the Tok Cutoff in an area where black spruce was cleared a quarter-century ago for the Air Force backscatter radar project that was never completed. But the school has not volunteered to pay $5 million a year to run HAARP - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
originally posted by: SolarZen
Yearly operating cost only is what it costs to run at its current condition - developing new technology and new uses is probably not included in this price. The five million is just the cost to keep the facility open, that probably doesn't include staffing etc etc.
You'd be in a lot more than five million.
originally posted by: network dude
Unless of course HAARP is only used to manipulate the Ionosphere, in which case it has nothing to do with weather. (disclaimer that will not be needed as nobody reads threads, just titles)
Global warming, upper atmospheric cooling
On Earth's surface and in the lower atmosphere, an increase of greenhouse gases has a warming effect, the gases acting as a "blanket" and keeping heat from escaping from Earth into space. But these gases, including carbon dioxide, are increasing in the upper atmosphere as well, where they have a cooling effect.
When cooled, the ionosphere contracts and descends into the atmosphere to where air is denser -- leading to a higher absorption of radio waves, Prof. Price explains. By examining satellite-gathered data on the temperature in the upper atmosphere and comparing results to measurements of radio wave amplitudes collected on the ground, the researchers were able to uncover a clear correlation, consistent over time. As the upper atmosphere gets colder, radio signals lose their strength.
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Using this system might reveal more about the ionosphere than ever before. The region is notoriously difficult to monitor; there are no weather balloons or airplanes that can go high enough, and it is too low for orbiting satellites. But with this method, it could be possible to study long and short term changes in the ionosphere, such as the impact of solar storms or thunderstorms on the upper atmosphere.
originally posted by: FriedBabelBroccoli
Except we don't really know all that much about the ionosphere's impact on global climate or weather patterns other than a massive contraction might impact trade winds.
But we really just don't have that much info.
originally posted by: Aloysius the Gaul
Raising or lowering it a meter or 10 has little or no observed influence as far as I can see - it naturally rises and sinks several kilometers between day and night anyway.
originally posted by: AndyMayhew
And how many chmetrails do I need first? And where do you buy them from?
This is important, so serious answers only please