The general concept for describing the noise environment in proximity to a wind farm is expressed in terms of the A-weighted level that will vary dependent upon the wind strength. The compliance methodology in general use for wind farms relies upon a measurement that includes wind and an average line of fit through such data. Measurements at residential receivers when conducted using full spectrum recording/analysis revealed unique characteristics extending into the infrasound region that are normally inaudible that would appear to be present when disturbance is noted. There are no traditional dose-response investigations for the full spectrum of wind farm noise on which to describe the soundscape. A new approach to assessing wind farm noise emissions was used for the Cape Bridgewater wind farm study identifying different concepts for describing the soundscape of the wind farm.
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January 22 2016
Soundscape of a wind farm - The Cape Bridgewater experience
Steven E. Cooper
Steven E. Cooper; Soundscape of a wind farm - The Cape Bridgewater experience. Proc. Mtgs. Acoust. 2 November 2015; 25 (1): 040004. https://doi.org/10.1121/2.0000157
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