HAARP or High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program is a high-quality machinery that bases its theories and actions on the regional atmosphere. No sooner than the August of 2015, the facility that operates on this machinery was shifted from the U.S Air force station to the University of Alaska (Fairbanks). The research facility comprises of the following objects:
Ionospheric research instrument - This is a instrument that uses a frequency of a higher range to circumvent a limited area of the ionosphere for study.
Diagnostic instruments - These are the instruments can be used for the purpose of dealing with the physical changes that happen within the limited area of the ionosphere available for study.
The processes that result due to study stay within the confines of the limited zone and therefore help the scientists in gaining a better understanding of the processes that happen under the normal circumstances within the earth's atmosphere. There is a stable use of transmitters done by the scientists to make observations at ground zero level of the situations that overrule the turbulency of the rocket launching process. Placed along the quaint surrounds of Glenn highway, HAARP comprises of 360 transmitters, 180 thick-sized antennas that cork approx. 70 feet into the sky and generators that are organized in a geometrical pattern to control the efficiency of power supply. With HAARP at its best, it would be easy to create auroras and disperse frequencies that would be ideal for conducting a wide variety of scientific experiments. The reasons for which Alaska was chosen as a better location for placing the headquarters of HAARP are:
- Suitable auroral zone
- Close access to a impermissible highway
- Placed far apart from the residential areas
- Suitable terrain
- An area of minimal environmental disturbance
While the work staff on board isn’t enough to manage routine sessions of public display at the facility, there is an annual open house held once a year at the facility to welcome the interests of eager visitors. Since the ionosphere is a highly stable environment maintained in a pluperfect state by the natural mediums, the changes induced in the selected zone of the ionosphere by the HAARP devices are temporary. For instance, a standard procedure would take approx. 10 minutes to get vaporized by the effect of the medium that control the standard ionosphere modules. The high frequency transmitter used for keeping the HAARP experiments going maintains its strength in a periodical manner with the antenna. The frequencies are inversely proportional to the length between the transmitter and the antenna. The volume of the frequency is maintained at the levels similar to the radio transmissions receive on FM and Cable TV channels. The EMF generated by the machinery is much lower than the one generated by most electrical appliances in the urban environment. The only zone that requires EMF safety is the one close to the antenna and the entire area around it is fenced. HAARP is in no manner related to manipulation of weather. The frequencies emitted within the limited zone of the ionosphere do not get absorbed by the further layers of troposphere and stratosphere. UAF is actively involved in the funding of the equipment used at HAARP. The real time data archived by HAARP is collected by the continual working of the passive scientific instruments. These instruments keep a record of the geomagnetic environment that is sustained by nature. HAARP offers several community outreach programs too. For instance, there are summer school activities, open house and cooperative science routines that are held from time to time to keep the public’s interest involved.
HAARP in news
On March 2019, Cyclone Idai made it to the news headlines of some of the most A-base news channels. According to The Herald, the tropical cyclone that hit the Southeastern region of Africa was an aftermath that followed the landslide which occured in the town of Chimanimani just a week ahead. President Mnangagwa stated in his interview that some of the bodies that were discovered from the storm hit region belonged to the villagers of Rusitu region. Following the trail of this doubt, the New African magazine claimed its suspicions on the working of the HAARP facility. The article in the magazine stated the obvious coincidence between the aforementioned natural disasters and the recent HAARP research campaign. Yet another aftermath that has been led on the back of HAARP is the earthquake of 7.9 magnitude that struck the region of Ganoka, Alaska. Source confirm that, the earthquake might have led to a fluctuation in the levels of water and hence the water bed in the regions close to Florida. The only fact that substantiated the relation of HAARP with this event was the facility's proximity to the area of impact. Some of the other incidents that have been pointed in the same direction are the earthquake of Japan (2011), loss of Columbia’s space shuttle (2003) and the unusual dip in temperature experienced in some of the U.S states that was believed to have been triggered a sudden exaggeration of polar vortex.