Accession Number:

AD0613620

Title:

COMMUNITY REACTIONS TO SONIC BOOMS IN THE OKLAHOMA CITY AREA

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for Apr 63-Feb 65,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL OPINION RESEARCH CENTER NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, area was repeatedly exposed to sonic booms generated by a simulated schedule of supersonic transport overflights during a period of 6 months from February to July 1964. The schedule provided for eight sonic booms per day programed at an intensity of 1.5 pounds per square foot PSF during the first portion of the study and 2.0 PSF during the latter stages. Almost 3000 local residents were personally interviewed three times during the 6-month period to determine the nature and extent of their reactions to the sonic booms. Among the findings it was shown that substantial numbers of residents reported interruptions of ordinary living activities, and some annoyance with these interruptions, however, the overwhelming majority felt they could learn to live with the numbers and kinds of booms experienced during the 6-month study.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE