Oceans of Noise

Oceans of Noise

The undersea noise issue has steadily increased in crescendo with a greater awareness of the potential effects on marine mammals of military sonars, seismic surveys, shipping and boat traffic, oceanographic experiments, as well as other noise sources. What has made the noise problem so intractable, though, is the inherent difficulty in studying marine mammals, particularly […]

Mobile Phones Upgraded to Monitor Noise Pollution

Mobile Phones Upgraded to Monitor Noise Pollution

A LOUD MESSAGE: An official of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board points a sound level meter at a passing bus on Avinashi Road during a crackdown on vehicles using high decibel air-horns in the city. Mobile phones will soon be upgraded to monitor noise pollution. Nicolas Maisonneuve of the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in […]

Environmental Noise – Noise Sources

Environmental Noise - Noise Sources

Surface motor vehicles, including automobiles, trucks and motorcycles, produce approximately 85 percent of all intrusive environmental noise. Hydraulic jackhammers and other construction equipment are important sources of noise. In the year 2010 the geographic extent of noise intrusion continues to reach new highs, as motor vehicle use continues to expand into previously quiet areas of […]