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The Atmospheric Tracer Technology, employed by the Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) Field Research Division (FRD), involves a small amount of a stable, non-toxic, invisible, odorless, and easily detectable substance (known as a tracer) that is released into the air. The air in the surrounding area is then sampled and the concentration of the tracer is measured. By combining the concentrations with meteorological information, ARL scientists can develop and test theories and models of atmospheric transport and dispersion. Current capabilities include continuous analyzers, time integrated sampling, and automated tracer release mechanisms.
Atmospheric Tracer Release Mechanisms
FRD has designed, built, and operated tracer release systems for a wide variety of atmospheric tracer experiments. These have included systems for SF6, perfluorocarbons, and other materials and have covered a wide range of release rates. Each system is configured to meet the specific needs of the experiment it is designed for. We have built and operated vehicle, blimp, and aircraft-mounted release systems as well as the more common stationary systems. All release systems are computer-controlled with redundant release rate measurement and control.......
FRD is a pioneer in atmospheric tracer experiments dating back to the 1960's. Our recent work has expanded to include studies important to national security and dispersion of toxic agents during a terrorist attack.
originally posted by: AboveBoard
I can see the chemtrail issue being related to experiments in geo-engineering, which is what I think you are getting at?
The project, led by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C., focused on fabricating a noctilucent cloud, or one that floats at an altitude of 80 to 100 kilometers in the mesosphere (a layer of the atmosphere starting at about 50 kilometers above the surface). Because these clouds block sunlight, they play a part in, and may one day offer a solution to, global warming. Scientists have been able to use radar to track the behavior of natural noctilucent clouds, gleaning their speeds and densities.
But studying artificial clouds offers "more of a controlled situation," says Paul Bernhardt, a senior research associate in the NRL's Plasma Physics Division and leader of the project.* "People [who] study the natural clouds, they have to sit there and wait" to come across one in Earth's upper atmosphere.
originally posted by: AboveBoard
a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul
My apologies if I have confused the official definition of "chemtrails."
My thought was simply that scientific experimentation in the category of geo-engineering might relate to what are called chemtrails.
Also, I certainly wasn't trying to make every chemical trail in the sky a "chemtrail" - not sure where you got that from my post... There are a couple of posts above by MagicWanderer that are very intriguing in regards to scientific experimentation for geo-engineering purposes.
In 1979, physicist Freeman Dyson, in his characteristically prescient manner, proposed the deliberate, large-scale introduction of such fine particles into the upper atmosphere to offset global warming, which he thought even then would eventually become a human concern.
Indeed, the director of the U.S. Global Change Research Program's Coordination Office has been promoting such geoengineering for three decades.
SMART Dust are small maple leaf like structures. On board are miniature sensors for temperature, moisture and wind proﬁle monitoring. To relay the information they are also equipped with signal emitters. Since these leaves are very light weighted they descend slowly towards the earth’s surface, and as they do, they constantly send out information about temperature, moisture and wind directions. Each leaf costs around US $30, and is released into the atmosphere by a small
The potential applications for these ‘Smart Dust Particles’ as pointed out in , are to trace wind proﬁles in the Bay area, and since in reality these particles fall in a 3–D environment, a possibility of constructing a 3–D weather map also exists.
In the 1990s, a researcher named Kris Pister dreamed up a wild future in which people would sprinkle the Earth with countless tiny sensors, no larger than grains of rice.
These "smart dust" particles, as he called them, would monitor everything, acting like electronic nerve endings for the planet. Fitted with computing power, sensing equipment, wireless radios and long battery life, the smart dust would make observations and relay mountains of real-time data about people, cities and the natural environment.
Now, a version of Pister's smart dust fantasy is starting to become reality.
Sprinkle enough of this stuff around and you can generate 3D maps of the environment and even track moving targets. Kinda spooky if you ask me.
originally posted by: MagicWand67
a reply to: network dude
That's not correct dude.
There are different kinds of MEMS.
You're mixing up two of them and thinking it's the same one.
We have not yet seen any mention of such "smart dust" technology having GPS capabilities or being able to survive in a functional state after being ingested, however.
Read more at www.snopes.com...