Accession Number : ADA267521


Title :   Environmental Impact Analysis Process. Final Environmental Impact Statement. Part 2. Proposed High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program.


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MATERIEL COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267521.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 410


Abstract : The FEIS describes the potential environmental impacts of constructing and operating a proposed ionospheric research facility in interior Alaska. The system is referred to as HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program), and would be used primarily for conducting pioneering studies of ionospheric properties. This proposed facility would be the most technologically advanced in the world. The program could lead to a better understanding of the ionosphere and enable researchers to develop methods for enhanced communications for both civilian and defense applications. The HAARP system consists of a powerful high frequency radio transmitter, referred to as the ionospheric research instrument, and a number of scientific data gathering (diagnostic) instruments


Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERE , *RESEARCH FACILITIES , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , HIGH FREQUENCY , AURORAE , WATER QUALITY , RADIOFREQUENCY INTERFERENCE , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , ECOLOGY , RADIO TRANSMITTERS , ENDANGERED SPECIES , AIR QUALITY , NOISE , ALASKA


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Air Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE