posted on Jul, 10 2003 @ 11:28 PM
Here we go i saved all of this a while ago jsut forgot to post it. All info is from the 2 links below
Active ionospheric research facilities like HAARP attempt to produce small temporary changes in a limited region directly over the facility which, in
no way, compare to the worldwide events frequently caused by the sun. But the extraordinary suite of sensitive observational instruments installed at
observatories like HAARP permit a detailed and comprehensive correlation with the induced effects, resulting in new insights into the ways the
ionosphere responds to a much wider variety of natural conditions.
The gases at all heights provide protection from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation. At the highest levels of the ionosphere where the F2 layer is
found (250 km or 150 miles), the gases interact with Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) radiation. At lower altitudes (less than 30 km or 20 miles), far below
the height where HAARP has any effect, the gases interact with lower energy UV and create and are absorbed by the ozone layer. Again, HAARP has no
affect on the gases at these lower altitudes.
HAARP creates an external electric field at the F2 layer height. Particles interact with an electric field only if they are charged (ionized). As a
result, HAARP only affects the 0.2% of the ionospheric volume directly over the facility that has already been ionized by the sun (the yellow dots in
the image). The remaining 99.8% of the gas in this limited volume is in the neutral state and remains unaffected by HAARP and ready to intercept
incoming UV radiation. That portion of the ionosphere that is not directly over the facility is not affected in any way by HAARP. As a result, there
will be no impact produced by HAARP on the protective qualities of the earth's atmosphere. This was the conclusion of the environmental impact
process, and the question was thoroughly studied by experts in the field prior to granting permission to proceed with the project.
It is very important to realize that the bulk composition of the gas in the volume that is being studied changes imperceptibly. The protective
qualities of the atmosphere over HAARP do not change. It takes some very highly sensitive instruments to observe the effects, and the HAARP facility
will have some of the best instruments currently available for this purpose.