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This three-year program will study radio waves generated by the HAARP transmitter in Alaska. We expect some waves to be ducted along the earth’s magnetic field lines – propagating out beyond five times the earth’s radius and returning to earth at a remote location in the South Pacific Ocean.

These waves will propagate through several important physical layers beyond the earth’s atmosphere. By operating a receiver at the magnetic conjugate point where the waves are most likely to return to earth, we will develop significant scientific understanding of those layers and the processes that affect them.

Unfortunately, the HAARP conjugate point falls half-way between New Zealand and Antarctica above a tempestuous ocean 5400 meters deep. Wave heights greater than forty feet are not uncommon!

Please explore this web site and learn more about how we will tackle the challenge of operating a sensitive VLF radio receiver in such an environment and meeting our goal of successful unattended operation for two years.

If you have questions or would like to send us your comments, please contact Noah Reddell, nreddell@stanford.edu.

 

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