Accession Number:

ADA160793

Title:

Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Communications System Ecological Monitoring Program. Summary of 1984 Progress.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 84,

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

A long-term program is being conducted to monitor for possible effects from the operation of the U.S. Navys ELF Communications System to resident biota and their ecological relationships. Monitoring studies were selected through a peer-reviewed, competitive bidding process in mid-1982 studies were initiated in late summer of that year. Currently, 16 general types of organisms from three major ecosystems in the ELF Communications System are being examined. During 1984, the Program continued and extended those major activities initiated in 1983, consisting of site selection, the characterization of critical study aspects, and, to a lesser degree, the validation of assumptions made in the original proposals. Progress is summarized for the 11 projects that comprise the Program as well as for the support activities of IIT Research Institute. Keywords include Extremely low frequency Electromagnetic fields Environmental studies Ecology ELF Communications System and ELF Ecological Monitoring Program.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE