Accession Number:

ADA210200

Title:

ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) Communications System Ecological Monitoring Program: Electromagnetic Field Measurements and Engineering Support - - 1988

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1982-1988

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Report Date:

1989-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

308.0

Abstract:

A long-term program for studying possible effects from the operation of the Navys ELF Communications System is being conducted on biota and ecosystems components in north-western Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sixteen general types of organisms from three major ecosystems in the ELF system area are being examined. Formulation of an ELF Ecological Monitoring Program was completed in early 1982 by the Department of the Navy, and studies were initiated in late summer of the same year. Beginning in 1983 and continuing during 1984, major activities of the program consisted of characterization of critical aspects of each study, collection of data to validate assumptions made in proposals, and selection of study sites. From 1985 through 1988, activities centered on the operation of full-scale studies. This report documents electromagnetic EM field measurements at investigator selected study sites from 1982 through 1988. Other engineering support activities are also described.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE