A military-run ionospheric research facility near Glennallen has shut down and it's not clear how long the closure will last. The official in charge of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, would not comment on the facility's status, KUAC reported. But Roger Smith, an emeritus professor and former Geophysical Institute director at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which has long been involved in research at the facility, said the closure follows expiration of an operations and maintenance contract with the part-Inupiat owned Marsh Creek Corp. Smith said a new contract with another corporation is expected, and the facility is expected to resume operations. He said HAARP is also being considered for radar survey of the Arctic. Read More at ADN.com.
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