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A field trial on the influence of range-dependent meteorology on outdoor sound propagation

Lam, YW and Waddington, DC 2004, A field trial on the influence of range-dependent meteorology on outdoor sound propagation , in: 11th International Symposium on Long Range Sound Propagation, 2-3 June 2004, Fairlee, VT, USA.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the findings of a field trial programme to investigate the effect of range-dependent meteorology on sound propagation in the atmosphere. Comparisons are made with predictions derived from a PE model utilising the range-dependent meteorology and terrain data derived from the field trail. An experiment is described in which range-dependent meteorological and acoustical data were simultaneously measured during the onset of stable nighttime conditions. A Doppler LIDAR measured winds in scans above the length of the 1km acoustical array rising from the bottom of a valley. Vertical winds, temperatures and turbulence were determined in a column at one point on the array by a combined SODAR, RASS and sonic anemometer system. Wind profiles were also measured using a SODAR positioned 250 metres along the receiving array within the valley. Experimental results are presented investigating the effects of variable meteorology on propagation with distance, and significant intermittent episodes of depressed and elevated sound levels are considered.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Proc. of the 11th International Symposium on Long Range Sound Propagation , 2-3 June 2004, Fairlee, VT, USA
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: DC Waddington
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2012 09:20
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:24
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/20675

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