Constructing a Noise Propagation Model to Assesss Community Noise Levels Stemming From Road Traffic: The Case of Somerville, MA.

Walker, Erica.


  • Abstract: This thesis explores the relationship between road traffic noise and sleep patterns, high blood pressure, and annoyance in Somerville, Massachusetts. Road traffic noise is assessed using a noise propagation model and predicted average day, night, and 24 hour noise decibel levels are calculated at the homes of participants in an ongoing NIH study of the health effects of exposure to ... read more
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