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Type: Conference paper
Title: Characterisation of noise in homes affected by wind turbine noise
Author: Nobbs, B.
Doolan, C.
Moreau, D.
Citation: Acoustics 2012: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society, held in Fremantle, 21-23 November, 2012 / T. McMinn (ed.): pp.1-5
Publisher: The Australian Acoustical Society
Publisher Place: CDROM
Issue Date: 2012
ISBN: 9780646590394
Conference Name: Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society (2012 : Fremantle, Western Australia)
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Benjamin Nobbs, Con J. Doolan and Danielle J. Moreau
Abstract: A growing need for low carbon energy production necessitates the use of renewable resources such as wind power. However, residents living near wind farms often state that annoyance due to wind farm noise is a serious problem that affects their wellbeing. This paper describes a new methodology for recording noise and annoyance within residents' homes affected by wind turbine noise. The technique records time-series noise measurements allowing complete analysis of the signal using a variety of post processing techniques. Preliminary results from the system in a single home near a wind farm are presented including overall sound pressure level with A, C and Z weighting, narrow band frequency spectrum and amplitude modulation depth correlated with resident rated annoyance level. This information provides insight into the nature of noise in homes close to wind farms.
Rights: Copyright © 2012, The Australian Acoustical Society
RMID: 0020125577
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