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The Russian Woodpecker, Chernobyl Meltdown, and Ionospheric Heating Over the USA (1983-1986)

Last Christmas the low temperature records in 21 states and 60 cities were broken. According to the National Severe Storms Forecast Center in Kansas City (MO) , twelve cities shattered all known records for record low December temperatures. While this was going on, December in Europe was unseasonably warm. Paris was basking in temperatures ranging as high as 70 degrees. Notwithstanding the drain on the energy resources of North America, the cold weather here during December caused the deaths of 138 persons and damaged many millions of dollars worth of crops.

Of course, these have not been the only strange weather patterns noted in recent months and years. El Nino, for instance, is a disturbance in the Pacific that shows up every ten years and brings heavy rains to portions of South America. El Nino has traditionally been very limited in scope, but when it popped up unexpectedly and off schedule in 1982 and 1983, The New York Times (5 April 1983) reported that it was much larger than usual, with the entire eastern Pacific, from Chile to Alaska, being affected. Even areas as distant as the East Coast of North America were being influenced by El Nino, and El Nino had begun earlier than any previous appearances. The Times quoted Dr. Klaus Wyrtki of the University of Hawaii as saying it was "totally also did not follow a period of unusually strong trade winds."

In 1978 Dr. Andrew Michrowski of the Canadian State Department commented on this technique using ELF (extremely low frequency) radio signals. He said, "In the case of the winter of 1976-77, the Soviets have managed to establish terrestrial electrical resonance, and then learned how to establish relatively stable and localized ELF magnetic fields, which were able to hamper or divert the jet stream flow in the Northern Hemisphere."

He described just how stationary fronts were established over the West Coast of North America, between Baja California and Alaska, which "permitted great diversion of air movement and the maintenance of high and low pressure areas."

Michrowski went on to observe, "In the case of the winter of 1977-1978, the Soviet scientists involved had the ingenious idea of setting up one series of standing columnar waves that extend from the westerly tip of Alaska all the way to Valparaiso, Chile. This columnar wave form was projected from just outside Angarsk, Siberia. East of this formation, the weather was drier, and west of it, precipitation was enhanced."

He further stated, "As the columnar waves rotated clockwise, the westerly winds were sucked upwards counter-clockwise into the upper atmosphere, while a drag brought air from the upper atmosphere on the opposite side."

Michrowski was not alone in his concept. Early in 1977, some American scientists agreed that there was evidence that the Soviets were using high intensity radio signals to move Arctic air masses away from their coastline and towards North America. In 1979, Dr. Walter Orr Roberts of the Aspen Institute of Colorado was quoted as saying, "The idea of changing the conductivity of the atmosphere as a weather modification experiment is not ridiculous."

Weather is affected by the jet stream 7 to 10 miles above the Earth. Weather modification could be accomplished by regulating the movement of the electrically charged particles in the upper atmosphere. That would result in changing the direction of the jet stream to some degree.

Dr. Michrowski postulates that the Soviet ELF signals are pulses on a frequency of 31.5 Hz and have caused "giant standing wave troughs in the Rocky Mountains" between Alberta and New Mexico, and another through the eastern United States. [1]

Still, an attempt will be made to put an entirely different spin on those events. Russia’s NTV channel has already announced that it is shooting its own “Chernobyl” series based on the premise that the CIA sent an agent to the Chernobyl zone to carry out acts of sabotage. [2]

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Caul, Harry. "Is ELF Able to Manipulate The Weather?" Popular Communications. (1984):20-23 •
Sheplin, Ilya. "Putin’s Media Struggle to Deal With HBO’s Chernobyl." The Moscow Times. (2019)
Hauser, Glen. "Soviet Superpower Tests Burned the Ionosphere." Monitoring Times. (2001): 36
"The Russian Woodpecker (infographic)." Bureau d’Etudes (2005)
Anderson, Jack. "The Race for Star Wars Weapons." The Washington Post, CIA Reading Room FOIA (1981)
"The Chernobyl Disaster." Wikipedia

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