Accession Number : ADA269727

Title :   Compilation of 1992 Annual Reports of the Navy ELF Communications System Ecological Monitoring Program. Volume 3. Tabs G - I.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Jan-Dec 92,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s) : Zapotosky, J. E.

Report Date : AUG 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 440

Abstract : During 1992, the U.S. Navy continued to conduct a program to monitor flora, fauna, and their ecological relationships for possible effects from electromagnetic (EM) fields produced by the Navy's Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Communications System. Physiological, developmental, behavioral, and ecological variables for dominant biota in upland and riverine habitats near the Naval Radio Transmitting Facility at Republic, Michigan (NRTF-Republic) have been monitored since 1982. The NRTF-Republic was intermittently energized at low amperages beginning in early 1986. Electric current and periods of energization were then gradually increased until 1989, when the transmitter became a fully operational facility. A split-plot or blocked strategy was used to examine biological variables for possible effects from EM exposure. Reports compiled in this document present the progress of these studies through 1992. It is anticipated that data will continue to be collected

Descriptors :   *ECOLOGY, *ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, *WILDLIFE, *VEGETATION, *RADIO TRANSMITTERS, *RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, ELECTRIC CURRENT, EXTREMELY LOW FREQUENCY, HABITATS, MICHIGAN, MONITORS, NAVY, PLANTS(BOTANY), RADIO EQUIPMENT, RADIO TRANSMISSION, MONITORING, CLIMATE, RAINFALL, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, AQUATIC BIOLOGY, SOILS, WISCONSIN.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Biology
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE