posted on Jun, 1 2011 @ 12:02 AM
n military terminology, a nuclear bomb detonated hundreds of kilometers above the Earth's surface is known as a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse
(HEMP) device. Effects of a HEMP device depend on a very large number of factors, including the altitude of the detonation, energy yield, gamma ray
output, interactions with the Earth's magnetic field, and electromagnetic shielding of targets.
Beginning with the first atomic detonation at the Trinity Site in World War II, America researched the use of an atomic bomb to set up an
electromagnetic pulse which would disable an enemy’s electrical grid and all electronic infrastructure. Three of the later series of atomic tests
were actually aimed at emphasizing the electromagnetic pulse while limiting the amount of radioactive fallout on the enemy target. The overall
program ran from 1959 until 1962, and used the following project names (among others):
Bluegill Triple Prime
Quoting wikipedia again:
The Bluegill Triple Prime and Kingfish high-altitude nuclear tests of October and November 1962 in Operation Fishbowl finally provided electromagnetic
pulse data that was clear enough to enable physicists to accurately identify the physical mechanisms that were producing the electromagnetic pulses
The result of the research was that, instead of trying to create a massive EMP at ground level using a massive nuclear bomb detonated in the
atmosphere, the most effect technique would be to set off a smaller nuclear weapon in the earth’s ionosphere. The atmosphere itself would limit the
distance of an emp pulse; but a pulse originating above the atmosphere would prevent the initial radiation from changing the air and “shorting out
the emp in the air itself.”
Instead, a High altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) would propagate itself through the ionosphere at a great distance, allowing a single, small
detonation to cover (and disrupt) the entire North American contintent.
Here’s where HAARP comes in.
From the official HAARP website:
HAARP stands for The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. The goal of this program is to further advance our knowledge of the physical and
electrical properties of the Earth's ionosphere which can affect our military and civilian communication and navigation systems. The HAARP program
operates a world-class ionospheric research facility located in Gakona, Alaska.
In other words, the installation in Alaska manipulates the ionosphere at high latitude; the same area of the earth where a single HEMP could affect
the whole continent. Basically, a HEMP is far more affective at high latitude (near the poles), and would distort the blast across the American
So, how could the HAARP defend America (and Canada as well)?
By ionizing the ionosphere ahead of a HEMP; this would “short out” the expanding EMP-bubble and prevent it from reaching the earth’s surface
with deadly magnitude.
What do you think, ATS?
Wikipedia article: EMP
Official HAARP (The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program)
edit on 1-6-2011 by
dr_strangecraft because: to fix quote boxes