Quantum Weapons (Part III) Ionospheric Heaters
If you reverse a radio telescope, and use antenna to send out signals instead of receiving, then you could theoreticly boil the atmosphere with a focused and steerable electromagnetic beam. Researchers call this model an "ionospheric heater".
An Ionospheric Heater could lift targeted areas of the ionosphere by focusing a beam and heating those areas. Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto earth and penetrate anything.
The ionospher is the electrically-charged sphyere surrounding Earth's upper atmosphere that sits about 40 miles above the Earth's surface.
Currently, there is one known test creation for this super- powerful radiowave- beaming technology, but it is being used for academic reasons (click to enlarge). The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, has the goal of changing the ionosphere to improve communications for our own good. In the words of the military, HAARP aims to "exploit the ionosphere for Department of Defense purposes."
HAARP is a larger version of ionospheric heaters operating safely throughout the world in places such as Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Tromso, Norway, and the former Soviet Union.
Funding for this Alaska based project justifies the research by saying HAARP system could:
This particular Ionospheric Heater can be found at Alaska University's webpage: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/