Accession Number:

ADA122636

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV EDWARDSVILLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE