Japan-earthquake-ionospere-heatingThe Daily Mail 20 May 2011 The atmosphere directly above the fault zone which produced Japan’s recent devastating earthquake heated up significantly in the days before the disaster, a study has shown.

Before the March 11 earthquake, the total electron content in a part of the upper atmosphere, called the ionosphere, increased dramatically over the earthquake’s epicentre, reaching a maximum three days before the quake struck.

It is believed that in the days before an earthquake, the stresses on geological faults in the Earth’s crust causes the release of large amounts of radon gas.
This radioactive gas ionises the air, giving it a charge, and since water is polar it is attracted to the charged particles in the air.

This then leads to the water molecules in the air condensing (turning into liquid) - a process which releases heat.

‘Our first results show that on March 8 a rapid increase of emitted infrared radiation was observed from the satellite data,’ said Dimitar Ouzounov at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, one of the scientists behind the findings.

HAARP heating? Compare the overlapping of HAARP transmission periods at 2.5 Hz from before midnight on 8 March till 11 March. The main effect of HAARP is heating of the ionosphere.