I do not specialize in atmospheric or plasma physics. However:
- The EM radiation that HAARP is capable of generating, based on the pictures of it's antennae arrays is not capable of being used to affect the Earth's crust or used as a coherent weapon.
- The placement of HAARP is logical if you believe it is designed to study the Aurora. It is in the boondocks because it needs to be well clear of interfering signals from urban electronics. It is in Alaska because that is the only place in the US where the Aurora Borealis is.
- I suppose it is remotely possible for HAARP to have military purpose; either detection of missiles, aircraft, or satellites, or perhaps interfering with missiles, aircraft, or satellites. However if that is the case why did they put it in Alaska, basically pointing at the Russians, after the threat of the USSR was over?
- One of my best friends in the Physics department studies the Aurora/ionosphere with an incoherent scatter radar array. It resembles the pictures of the HAARP radar arrays, but it is much smaller and uses much less power.
I will ask some of the ionospheric people in the department about the research produced by HAARP tomorrow at lunch.