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Great Balls of Plasma!

 Strange Things the Go-Bump in the Sky

Scientists at the HAARP facility in Alaska have successfully produced a sustained high-density plasma cloud in the Earth’s upper atmosphere.  The government was frustrated with their low and very-low communications hindered by lack of efficient high-bandwidths.  They commissioned DARPA to study the Basic Research on Ionospheric Characteristics and Effects (BRIOCHE) in collaboration with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).  This program explores ionospheric phenomena and its impact on communications and space weather.  Physicists and engineers from the Plasma Physics Division will work with the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program commonly known as HAARP.  Their focus will be the underlying physics of ionospheric storms including scintillations and other ionospheric effects over a broad range of optical and radio frequencies.

 Artificial Plasma Clouds

“Previous artificial plasma density clouds have lifetimes of only ten minutes or less,” said Paul Bernhardt, Ph.D., NRL Space Use and Plasma Section. “This higher density plasma ‘ball’ was sustained over one hour by the HAARP transmissions and was extinguished only after termination of the HAARP radio beam.”

Adverse Health Impacts

These ionizing plasma clouds have an adverse impact upon health and can actually accelerate aging processes by electro-stimulation of the human bodies healing processes including:  endorphins, beta-endorphins, catecholamines, enkephalins, dynorphins, proteins, and stem cells.  The ionizing plasma also alters time.

(Photo: SRI International—Elizabeth Kendall) 

The Wave

The third harmonic artificial glow plasma cloud discharges were obtained with HAARP using transmissions at 4.34 megahertz (MHz). The resonant frequency yielded green line (557.7 nanometer emission) with HF on November 12, 2012, between the times of 02:26:15 to 02:26:45 GMT. This frequency near 1.44 MHz is the rate that electrons gyrate around the Earth’s magnetic field.

Using the 3.6-megawatt high-frequency (HF) HAARP transmitter, the plasma clouds, or balls of plasma, are being studied for use as artificial mirrors at altitudes 50 kilometers below the natural ionosphere and are to be used for reflection of HF radar and communications signals according to the U.S. Navy.

The optical plasma balls are electrostatic waves that can be used in high frequency radar and radio, as well as, operating as an optical imaging system.  Ground sensing measurements provided evidence that electrostatic waves accelerated ambient electrons to ionizing velocities.

HAARP Ionizing Cloud Campaign

The next HAARP campaign, scheduled for early 2013, will include experiments to develop denser, more stable ionization clouds.

References:

DARPA

U.S. Military

http://www.nrl.navy.mil/media/news-releases/2013/nrl-scientists-produce-densest-artificial-ionospheric-plasma-clouds-using-haarp

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