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

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dc.contributor.author Murphy, Enda
dc.contributor.author King, Eoin A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-28T14:06:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-28T14:06:01Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07
dc.identifier.citation Applied Acoustics en
dc.identifier.issn 0003-682X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2989
dc.description.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’. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Applied Acoustics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Applied Acoustics, Volume 72, Issue 8, July 2011, Pages 487–494 DOI:10.1016/j.apacoust.2010.10.006 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.rights 2011 Elsevier
dc.subject Noise mapping en
dc.subject Population exposure en
dc.subject Acoustical planning en
dc.subject Scenario analysis en
dc.subject European Noise Directive en
dc.subject Noise action planning en
dc.subject Noise mitigation en
dc.subject Noise modelling en
dc.subject.lcsh Noise--Ireland--Dublin--Maps en
dc.subject.lcsh Acoustical engineering en
dc.subject.lcsh Noise control en
dc.subject.lcsh Noise pollution--Health aspects en
dc.title Scenario analysis and noise action planning : modelling the impact of mitigation measures on population exposure en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2010.10.006 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 72 en
dc.identifier.issue 8 en
dc.identifier.startpage 487 en
dc.identifier.endpage 494 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.apacoust.2010.10.006
dc.neeo.contributor Murphy|Enda|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor King|Eoin A.|aut|


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