Accession Number : ADA122636


Title :   Noise Pollution Aspects of Barge, Railroad, and Truck Transportation,


Corporate Author : SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV EDWARDSVILLE


Personal Author(s) : Thornton,Charles


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a122636.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 94


Abstract : Transportation noises are the major source of noise in urban environs, accounting for three-fourths of the noise level urban dwellers experience. Barge generated noises do not rank as intrusive as that of trains and heavy trucks, some reasons include: barges are less numerous; barges are slower and do not generate high db levels from interaction with water surface as trucks or trains produce in interaction with pavement or steel tracks; the barge channel is often 450 feet from shore; and rivers tend to have natural sound barriers such as bluffs and riparian vegetation. (Author)


Descriptors :   *TRANSPORTATION , *TRAFFIC , *NOISE POLLUTION , *NOISE(SOUND) , FREQUENCY , MEASUREMENT , RAIL TRANSPORTATION , HUMANS , INTENSITY , SOUND , LEVEL(QUANTITY) , TABLES(DATA) , ATTENUATION , TRUCKS , NOISE REDUCTION , EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY) , SOUND PRESSURE , BARGES , BIOACOUSTICS , RAILROAD CARS


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE