This article is part of the series: The Radiation Database: HAARP Research HQ
Please read THE BIRTH OF HAARP before proceeding
As I detest conspiracies, let’s see what DARPA has planned for HAARP in 2012.
Project Title: Fundamentals of Physical Phenomena*
Description: *Previously included in Fundamentals of Nanoscale and Emergent Effects and Engineered Devices, and Atomic Scale Materials and Devices.
This thrust will obtain insights into physical aspects of natural phenomena such as magnetospheric sub-storms, fire, lightning, and geo-physical phenomena. A major emphasis of this thrust is to provide predictive models for the interactions between plasmas and electromagnetic waves across a range of energy and length scales, and into new regimes. Specific projects that fall under this heading are foundational studies on: the initiation (creating), propagation (aiming), and attachment of lightning (hitting a target), and their associated emissions; the critical factors affecting magnetospheric sub-storms; the generation and amplification of extremely low frequency (ELF)/ultra low frequency (ULF)/very low frequency (VLF) radiation in the ionosphere utilizing the High Frequency Active Aural Research Program (HAARP) transmitter; and understanding and quantifying the interaction of electromagnetic and acoustic waves with the plasma in flames.
FY 2010 Accomplishments:
- Initiated a series of HAARP experimental campaigns to study ionospheric and trans-ionospheric phenomena, including:
- optimization of high frequency to very low frequency conversion efficiency
- wave-particle interaction
- generation and propagation of ultra low frequencies, very low frequencies and artificial ducts
- triggering and characterization of specific ionospheric instabilities.
- Developed theoretical models for triggered lightning, transient luminous events (airglow), lightning-induced electron precipitation and related ionospheric phenomena.
- Developed theoretical models for lightning initiation, propagation, and attachment.
FY 2011 Plans:
- Conduct a comprehensive series of ELF/ULF/VLF generation experiments to study the efficiency of density pre-conditioning.
- Characterize ionospheric current drive (ICD), artificially stimulated emissions in the ionosphere, and ionospheric turbulence and associated scintillations.
- Equip at least two facilities capable of launching rockets every thirty seconds in order to trigger lightning and measure all associated phenomena, including the initiation, propagation, attachment processes as well as all associated emissions such as gamma rays, RF and high power electromagnetic pulse (HEMP).
FY 2012 Plans:
- Conduct comprehensive HAARP-ULF experiments to study the onset of noise under a variety of space-weather conditions.
- Conduct a series of experiments to inject VLF waves into artificial ducts.
- Develop, implement and test a continuously-operational, extensive array of instruments which will measure all atmospheric and electromagnetic components of tropospheric lightning and correlate this phenomenon with various ionospheric events.
- Deploy balloons into thunderstorms to make in-situ electric field, X-ray and gamma-ray measurements.
- Develop and deploy a constellation of receivers to study the radio emissions generated by lightning and associated ionospheric events.
Mirror: Holographic Array for Ionospheric Lightning (HAIL) mikejthesis
So HAARP is directly involved in the Lightning Weapon studies? So much for all the bullshit about submarine communications. Let’s dig a little deeper:
DARPA request for Lightning research corporate partners
Location: The United States is home to thunderstorms of various type, duration, scale and intensity. This program would like to capitalize on the unique geographic features of various locations across the CONUS that offer an increased likelihood of intercepting thunderstorms that exhibit unique characteristics (e.g., elevated, supercellular, multicellular, pulse, etc.).
Experimental Set-up for Triggering Lightning: Bidders should fully describe how they would attempt to trigger lightning and list all potential pieces of equipment necessary to trigger lightning, as well as the equipment necessary to measure and characterize the processes governing lightning initiation, propagation, and attachment.
As indicated, the technical hurdles for storm development in support of military operations are obviously greater than enhancing precipitation or dispersing fog as described earlier. One area of storm research that would significantly benefit military operations is lightning modification. Most research efforts are being conducted to develop techniques to lessen the occurrence or hazards associated with lightning. This is important research for military operations and resource protection, but some offensive military benefit could be obtained by doing research on increasing the potential and intensity of lightning. Concepts to explore include increasing the basic efficiency of the thunderstorm, stimulating the triggering mechanism that initiates the bolt, and triggering lightning such as that which struck Apollo 12 in 1968.22 Possible mechanisms to investigate would be ways to modify the electropotential characteristics over certain targets to induce lightning strikes on the desired targets as the storm passes over their location.
DARPA weather modification, coming to a state near you: