Accession Number : ADM000610

Title :   ELF Communications System Ecological Monitoring Program (CD-ROM).

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : File characteristics: Software and Database; Binary character set. Physical description: 1 CD-ROM disc; col.; 650MB. System requirements: PC or MAC compatible; DOS or MAC. Adobe Acrobat Reader 2.1 (Included on CD-ROM as freeware). The U.S. Navy has completed a program that monitored biota and ecological relationships for possible effects from exposure to electromagnetic (EM) fields producted by its Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Communications System. Physiological, developmental, and ecological variables for abundant biota in upland, wetland, and riverine habitats near the ELF System were monitored from 1982 and 1993. Research teams from several universities measured biological and ecological variables at about the same time at treatment and control sites, before and after the transmitting facilities became fully operational. Spatial and temporal comparisons were made using analysis of variance and intervention statistical techniques. The response of variables to natural environmental and site factors were addressed in most analyses. Data collection for studies located near the Naval Radio Transmitting Facility (NRTF)-Clam Lake, Wisconsin, was completed, as scheduled, during 1989. Investigators concluded that there were no effects from intermittent or full operation of the transmitter. Data collection for studies near the NRTF-Republic, Michigan, were completed during 1993. There were no unequivocal effects on the variables monitored in Michigan. A few minor changes may have occurred; however, their implication is not indicative of adverse ecological significance.

Descriptors :   *READ ONLY MEMORIES, *MONITORS, *MONITORING, *RADIO TRANSMISSION, *EXPOSURE(GENERAL), *EXTREMELY LOW FREQUENCY, *ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, *ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, COMPUTER FILES, ECOLOGY, FRESH WATER, RIVERS, WETLANDS, WISCONSIN, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, FORESTS, TERRAIN, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, DATA ACQUISITION.

Subject Categories : Recording and Playback Devices
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Radio Communications
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Ecology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Forestry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE