It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: stuthealien
interesting thread op,
but i'm going haarp related tech is this storm natural or induced from said tech,ive never witnessed as many lightning
strikes as this at once in my entire 45 years on this planet ,maybe others have but i have not...
Why did university higher-ups swing the door back open for the conspiracy theorists? Why not let HAARP go quietly back to boreal forest?
"Even though it's esoteric and hard to understand, it's the best," said Bob McCoy, head of UAF's Geophysical Institute, which now has the keys to the complex, located off mile 11.3 of the Tok Cutoff Road.
The facility is the best tool to study a region above Earth we know little about, McCoy said. Of three such ionospheric heaters in the world — in Norway, Russia and soon-to-be in Puerto Rico — HAARP is the "most powerful and agile of the three," according to Craig Heinselman, director of the facility in Norway.
At an interview in his office on the UAF campus, McCoy said meetings with others in the space physics community convinced him HAARP was worth saving. During a 2013 workshop with potential users who study the shell of ionized plasma that coats the planet from 40 to 600 miles over our heads, researchers said they would use HAARP if the university took it over.
"(With HAARP), it is now possible to conduct controlled experiments, versus simply watching and waiting for the sun to perturb space and attempting to learn from studying its response," Herbert Carlson of Utah State University said at the workshop.
What's to be gained from perturbing space? The ionosphere carries satellite and radio signals that are disturbed during solar storms.
"With heat, we can create a disturbance and watch how quickly it dissipates," said Bill Bristow, a space physicist and the Geophysical Institute's point man on HAARP. "We can generate irregularities to test the effects on satellite to ground radio systems. We don't have to wait for Mother Nature to generate conditions."
Since it opened in 2003 with funding the late Ted Stevens helped secure, HAARP hosted many scientists doing applied research for the military. One such study was using the antenna array to heat a part of the ionosphere that in turn acted as a low frequency antenna that could send an ocean-penetrating signal to a submarine. That ping could tell a submarine captain to surface in order to receive conventional radio communications.
"The military had specific objectives, now we can do more basic science," Bristow said. "It will help us with general ionospheric/thermospheric modeling, like how do ions and neutrons couple in the upper atmosphere?"
The theme of the school in 2010 was Ionospheric Plasma Physics. Instruction covered the basics of the ionosphere, the magnetosphere, and the atmosphere, and the plasma phenomena in this interesting regeim. Special attention was given to radio wave interaction with the plasma.
Various facilities within Alaska volunteered for student experiments. In Fairbanks, the Poker Flat Incoherent-Scatter RADAR, the Kodiak SuperDARN RADAR, and the Poker Flat LIDAR participated. The HAARP Observatory, home to a 3600 kW High-Frequency radio transmitter and a suite of optical and radio diagnostic
instruments, was the base of operations in Gakona. We used this facility to interact with the local ionosphere to produce small-scale plasma cavities and coherent modulation of the natural electrojet current. Students at Gakona, were able to interact with ionosond, riometer, VLF and ELF receivers, UHF radar (MUIR), VHF radar, optical imagers and photometers.
originally posted by: EA006
a reply to: Arnie123
I'm not sure they would let them leave.
Depends on if they were trained or created...training means a person with a life prior to joining the military, created obviously means grown into a super soldier.
I'm not really sure what the options truly would be for soldier A.
Your right too, letting these guys out and them turning to crime would be tragic for law enforcement.
originally posted by: Arnie123
a reply to: yuppa
Yeah, those aren't very good options, lol.
Interesting thing you said about SWAT team weapons...