Accession Number:

ADA239868

Title:

Compilation of 1990 Annual Reports of the Navy ELF Communications System Ecological Monitoring Program. Volume 1. Tabs A, B.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. Jan-Dec 90,

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

581.0

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 ninth compilation of investigator reports documents the technical progress of biological studies that were performed near the Michigan transmitter through 1989-1990. 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. Partial contents include 1 Development, installation and operation of the ambient monitoring system for air temperature, soil temperature, soil moisture, precipitation, global solar radiation, relative humidity, photo synthetically active radiation and soil chemistry 2 Tree productivity and growth of hardwoods and red pine and 3 Litter production including weight and nutrients.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Radiobiology
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE