Monday, 12 January 2009

HAARP - Holes In Heaven (And Your Mind Too)

HAARP - Holes In Heaven
51:06 mins - Apr 1, 2008

HAARP And Advances In Tesla Technology

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The chart below is a plot of the readings taken using the New HAARP VHF Riometer.

This instrument is a sensitive receiver tuned to a frequency of 30 MHz. The antenna is an array of 4 element "yagi" type elements pointed directly upward to listen to the background or galactic noise.

This noise varies from one hour to the next as the Earth rotates and, in the absence of ionospheric absorption, is a constant, repeatable function of Local Siderial Time. Over many observations, it is possible to develop a "quiet day" curve which represents the greatest noise that would be heard for any given hour of the day.

By comparing the current noise measurement with the quiet day level, the current 30 MHz ionospheric absorption level can be derived and this number is shown in the figure.

Solar-terrestrial events, such as geomagnetic storms are usually indicated by increases in the absorption level. The absorption at lower frequencies in the HF band is usually much higher than the level observed at 30 MHz.

Occasional spikes in the received signal that go above the quiet day curve are caused by interference from broadcast signals in the 30 MHz band.

  • Some recent activity of interest:

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The K-index quantifies disturbances in the horizontal component of earth's magnetic field with an integer in the range 0-9 with 1 being calm and 5 or more indicating a geomagnetic storm.

It is derived from the maximum fluctuations of horizontal components observed on a magnetometer during a three-hour interval.

The conversion table from maximum fluctuation (nT) to K-index, varies from observatory to observatory in such a way that the historical rate of occurrence of certain levels of K are about the same at all observatories.

In practice this means that observatories at higher geomagnetic latitude require higher levels of fluctuation for a given K-index.

The official planetary Kp index is derived by calculating a weighted average of K-indices from a network of geomagnetic observatories.

Since these observatories do not report their data in real-time, various operations centers around the globe estimate the index based on data available from their local network of observatories.

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  • Note the interesting data values recorded at Poker Flat, AK between 12 December 2008 and 19 January 2009:

  • How much confidence can we place in the above data source?
    I think it's a very good question. Look what happens when we attempt to compare two intervals, each one month long:

    Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR) is a launch facility and rocket range for sounding rockets in the U.S. state of Alaska, owned and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Geophysical Institute since 1968.

    The world's largest land-based rocket range, it is situated on a 5,132-acre (20.7 km²) site located approximately 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Fairbanks and is operated under contract to the NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

    Since its inception PFRR has been closely aligned and funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and its predecessor, the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA).

    Other range users include the United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), the Air Force Geophysics Lab (AFGL) and a number of Universities and research laboratories. More than 1,700 launches have been conducted at the range to study the Earth's atmosphere and the interaction between the atmosphere and the space environment.

    Areas studied at PFRR include the aurora, plasma physics, the ozone layer, solar proton events, Earth's magnetic field, and ultraviolet radiation.

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  • Find out more about Digisonde Scaled Parameters (includes explanation of the graph)
  • X-axis: Transmitted Frequencies (1-8MHz)
  • Y-axis: Virtual Range (km) - converted from: Time-of-Flight

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  • Some recent activity of interest (Juneau data was not being updated between 5-12 February 2009):

  • The following sequence was observed on 13 February 2009:

  • Note that data from Chistochina is marked as "filtered"

  • More live data for Sun, Earth and HAARP available at Earthwatch - an ongoing research project linking to multiple scientific sources. New information added periodically.

  • Previous (and interesting) data points are available from the image repository - new observations are added from time to time.

  • Both sites serve RSS feeds to keep you posted about the latest updates.

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