Monday, January 7, 2013

"HAARP" Can it effect our weather??

I have recently been turned onto something called "HAARP". Have any of you heard of this? The HAARP program started back in 1990 so its nothing new. However I just heard about it. So what is it exactly? and what does it have to do with a weather blog?

What is HAARP?

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. 
HAARP (High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is a high-powered radio transmission research facility jointly operated by the US Navy, Air Force and several universities. Because of the high secrecy surrounding the government HAARP project, many theories have risen trying to explain what HAARP is and does. Most of them are simply wild speculations, based on fears about what "they are doing up there."
The reason why I'm posting about this now here on JIWB is because a lot of conspiracy theorist believe that the high powered radio transmissions into the ionosphere can effect our weather by effecting our jet steam patterns etc. Here is a video talking about why people believe that this project can effect our weather below.

With all that said, You be the judge. Now if you go to the home page of HAARP they say that HAARP isn't capable of effecting our weather, and heres why.

Is HAARP capable of affecting the weather?

The HAARP facility will not affect the weather. Transmitted energy in the frequency ranges that will be used by HAARP is not absorbed in either the troposphere or the stratosphere - the two levels of the atmosphere that produce the earth's weather. Electromagnetic interactions only occur in the near-vacuum of the rarefied region above about 70 km known as the ionosphere.
The ionosphere is created and continuously replenished as the sun's radiation interacts with the highest levels of the Earth's atmosphere. The downward coupling from the ionosphere to the stratosphere/troposphere is extremely weak, and no association between natural ionospheric variability and surface weather and climate has been found, even at the extraordinarily high levels of ionospheric turbulence that the sun can produce during a geomagnetic storm. If the ionospheric storms caused by the sun itself don't affect the surface weather, there is no chance that HAARP can do so either.
Again with that said I'll let you be the judge. I found this topic very interesting and figured my fellow weather lovers would also.


Duane said...

Justin, that is interesting information. I am often skeptical of these kinds of theories. However. the extremes in weather patterns in recent years makes me think that something is going on!!!Have you had a chance to look at the long range models for mid January? It looks to me like we might be getting into an active winter weather pattern. Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

What can cause a grid shape in clouds? I took a photo today with parallel lines in clouds at right angles to each other. Like a grid.
I can upload the image if interested.