It has also been proposed to release large clouds of barium in the magnetosphere so that photoionization will increase the cold plasma density, thereby producing electron precipitation through enhanced whistler-mode interactions.
OTHR does not require a Barium release, and despite claims of otherwise in the chemtrail forums, the technology is not only real, but also deployable in a portable format, as will be demonstrated briefly.
Additionally, the chemtrail websites that cite this quote of Eastlund's fails to take in account the next paragraph:
However, in all of the above-mentioned approaches, the mechanisms involved in triggering the change in the trapped particle phenomena must be actually positioned within the affected zone, e.g., the magnetosphere, before they can be actuated to effect the desired change.
This is an important sentence, and one that is 100% disregarded in chemtrail circles. This betrays an ignorance of atmospherics that invalidates barium release claims. Take note of the following image of the earth's atmosphere:
Normal contrails and the commercial flights that create them occur in the area between the tropopause and stratospheric layers, at a max height of 20 km, and an average of 16 km.
Compare this against the Magnetosphere, which is the location Eastlund recommends the barium release take place:
Eastlund is essentially suggesting a release into orbit, NOT in the much lower atmospheric layers where contrail formation is only possible.
Regarding OTHR, I have seen many arguments in the chemtrail forums about it's reality.
Allow me to lay these doubts to rest:
RELOCATABLE OVER-THE-HORIZON RADAR (ROTHR)
The Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) is a proven long range surveillance radar in service with the U.S. government, deployed to detect and track aircraft and ship targets at ranges to 2500 nautical miles.
The ROTHR system has been operational with the U.S. government for over 15 years, supporting the counter drug mission in the Caribbean Sea and South America, and early warning detection for Navy vessels at sea. Each radar provides in excess of 2.5 million square miles of coverage area resulting in extremely low operational costs. Each ROTHR system operates 24/7/365 and detects in excess of 350,000 targets per year. It is currently the U.S. government's primary surveillance system for the counter drug mission.
The ROTHR system uses ionospheric propagation to detect and track targets at all altitudes and on the surface. The extremely long detection ranges permit a large amount of flexibility in the siting of each individual system to accommodate performance while achieving mission requirements. Each system can be remotely deployed and controlled by a single Consolidated Operations Control Center (OCC) that is located at the user's convenience. All systems data is shared to provide a seamless transition of tracking information. The OCC can provide individual radar tracks that are fused, processed and reported to higher command levels or to a fully integrated sensor network.
Raytheon is currently evaluating the use of ROTHR to provide Wide Area Surveillance for a National Coastal Surveillance System for Homeland Defense. As an operational and deployed asset with ground-based results, ROTHR is a low risk and cost effective, proven solution for improving the security of the U.S. coastline
Advanced Power Technologies is the company that owns and built HAARP. It is a subsidiary of Raytheon, but Raytheon is not the only company out there with a deployable OTHR system exploiting Ionospheric research:
Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR)
WRSystems provides engineering and project management support to the Navy's Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) program, one of the most powerful and effective tools now available to U.S. agencies involved in counter-drug operations and homeland security.
Initially developed as a response to Soviet-era bombers, ROTHR's long-range capabilities were redeployed after the Cold War to help law enforcement authorities stem the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. ROTHR currently supports Caribbean drug interdiction operations from three strategic locations nationwide and has assisted in the identification and successful seizure of thousands of kilos of illegal narcotics destined for America.
It is no exaggeration to say that WRSystems forms the foundation of a significant national resource in ROTHR-related expertise. Several WRSystems personnel have been involved with the ROTHR program since its inception in the early 1980s, and many internationally recognized ROTHR experts have joined the WRSystems ROTHR team to provide a wide range of services, including design engineering; system installation; integration and testing; and system upgrade, enhancement, and modernization related to mission change.
ROTHR is based on an extremely complex technology that uses the Earth's ionosphere to relay radar signals over extraordinary distances-a ROTHR array on the east coast of the U.S., for example, can cover the Caribbean, most of the Gulf of Mexico, and probe deep into South America.
Unlike conventional radar, which is often hampered by range and altitude restrictions, ROTHR can identify and track suspicious air and sea traffic from far away, helping authorities follow and intercept the "Go-Fast Boats" and small aircraft favored by international drug smugglers.
map of South America and photos of small boats Currently administered by the U.S. Naval Network & Space Operations Command, ROTHR Program Office, the ROTHR system supports operations by the Joint Inter-Agency Task Force (JIATF-S) which includes the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (U.S. Coast Guard) and the Department of the Treasury (U.S. Customs Service). Other assigned agencies to JIATF-S include the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and the National Security Agency (NSA). Almost a dozen nations provide ships, aircraft, and liaison officers to the JIATF-S.
Given ROTHR's capability to provide such valuable, timely, and accurate intelligence, it is only logical that the Government is taking another look at this long range radar system to contribute to other major initiatives of national interest, such as America's Homeland Defense as part of the Global War on Terror.
More to come.