Accession Number : ADA271975


Title :   Compilation of 1991 Annual Reports of the Navy ELF Communications Systems Ecological Monitoring Program


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Jan-Dec 91,


Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL


Personal Author(s) : Zapotosky, J E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a271975.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 443


Abstract : The Navy initiated studies in 1982 for possible bioelectromagnetic effects from operation of their ELF transmitters in Michigan and Wisconsin. Since then, resident biota have been monitored for effects while transmitters were operated at both intermittent low-power and continuous full-power conditions. This tenth compilation of investigator reports documents the technical progress of biological studies that were performed near the Michigan transmitter through 1991. Near the Wisconsin transmitter, similar studies were completed during 1989. To date, investigators have not found any effects on biota from either an intermittent or a fully energized transmitter.


Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS , *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , *VEGETATION , *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , *ECOLOGY , *RADIO TRANSMITTERS , *WILDLIFE , LOW POWER , MAGNETIC FIELDS , EXTREMELY LOW FREQUENCY , BIOELECTRICITY , INSECTS , AQUATIC BIOLOGY , RADIATION EFFECTS , SOILS , PLANT GROWTH , TRANSMITTERS , TREES , MONITORING , NAVY , ELECTRIC FIELDS


Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Radio Communications


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE