Scenario analysis and noise action planning : modelling the impact of mitigation measures on population exposure

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Title: Scenario analysis and noise action planning : modelling the impact of mitigation measures on population exposure
Authors: Murphy, Enda
King, Eoin A.
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Date: Jul-2011
Abstract: This paper reports on strategic noise mapping research conducted in Dublin, Ireland. Noise maps are constructed for the day–evening–night-time and night-time periods and levels of population exposure are estimated for the same periods. In methodological terms, the research uses the UK’s calculation of road traffic noise (CRTN) method for calculating noise levels in the study area. This method has been adopted as the interim calculation method by the Irish authorities responsible for meeting the obligations set out in the EU Environmental Noise Directive (END). The research also investigates the usefulness of three noise mitigation measures for ‘acoustical planning’ purposes: traffic reductions, speed reductions and erection of acoustical barriers. The results indicate that levels of population exposure during night-time are extremely high relative to guideline limits set down by the World Health Organisation. In addition, the results highlight the significant role that certain noise mitigation measures can play in good ‘acoustical planning’.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Applied Acoustics
Volume: 72
Issue: 8
Start page: 487
End page: 494
Keywords: Noise mappingPopulation exposureAcoustical planningScenario analysisEuropean Noise DirectiveNoise action planningNoise mitigationNoise modelling
Subject LCSH: Noise--Ireland--Dublin--Maps
Acoustical engineering
Noise control
Noise pollution--Health aspects
DOI: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2010.10.006
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed 2011-06-28T14:06:01Z
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