Accession Number : ADA192014

Title :   Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Communications System Ecological Monitoring Program: Summary of 1986 Progress.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 86,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s) : Zapotosky, John E

PDF Url : ADA192014

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : A long-term Ecological Monitoring Program is being conducted to monitor for possible effects from the operation of the U.S. Navy's ELF Communications System to resident biota and their ecological relationships. Monitoring studies were selected through a peer reviewed, competitive bidding process in mid-1982 and work on most studies began in late summer of that year. Preliminary activities of the Program consisted of site selection, characterization of critical study aspects, and validation of assumptions made in original proposals. Subsequently, increasing emphasis has been placed on the collection of preoperational and operational data bases at the Michigan and Wisconsin Transmitting Facilities. The data bases are being used to make proposed spatial and/or temporal comparisons of biological and ecological variables. This report summarizes the progress of the Ecological Monitoring Program during 1986.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *ECOLOGY, *EXTREMELY LOW FREQUENCY, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, ANIMALS, BIOLOGY, DATA BASES, LONG RANGE(TIME), MICHIGAN, MONITORING, NAVY, PLANTS(BOTANY), SITE SELECTION, SUMMER, TRANSMITTERS, VALIDATION, VARIABLES, WISCONSIN, INDIGENOUS POPULATION, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), RADIATION EFFECTS, RADIATION MONITORS

Subject Categories : Radiation Pollution and Control
      Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE