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Evolution of building façade road traffic noise levels in Flanders

Timothy Van Renterghem UGent, Dick Botteldooren UGent and Luc Dekoninck UGent (2012) JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING. 14(2). p.677-686
abstract
The evolution of daytime facade noise levels by road traffic at 250 dwellings in Flanders is assessed. Three identical man-operated measurement campaigns have been conducted in the years 1996, 2001 and 2009, during fall. A practical methodology has been developed, based on short time noise measurements and context observations at these locations. The uncertainty introduced by short-term sampling has been quantified as a function of the noise level. Furthermore, a correction is proposed for measuring at a random moment during daytime. Analysis of the data showed that road traffic noise levels hardly changed globally over this period of 13 years. The distribution of changes in noise level at corresponding measurement locations is nevertheless rather wide-all improvements are equally compensated by increases in noise levels at other locations. The percentage of the dwelling facades exposed to daytime noise levels above 65 dBA has increased slightly between 1996 and 2001, but seems to stagnate in 2009. In spite of the increased interest and actions of policy makers during the past decades, noise exposure caused by road traffic at dwelling facades is a persistent problem.
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published
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journal title
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
J. Environ. Monit.
volume
14
issue
2
pages
677 - 686
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000299794900041
JCR category
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
2.085 (2012)
JCR rank
84/209 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
1464-0325
DOI
10.1039/c2em10705h
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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3161537
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3161537
date created
2013-03-11 08:10:48
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2016-12-19 15:39:25
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  abstract     = {The evolution of daytime facade noise levels by road traffic at 250 dwellings in Flanders is assessed. Three identical man-operated measurement campaigns have been conducted in the years 1996, 2001 and 2009, during fall. A practical methodology has been developed, based on short time noise measurements and context observations at these locations. The uncertainty introduced by short-term sampling has been quantified as a function of the noise level. Furthermore, a correction is proposed for measuring at a random moment during daytime. Analysis of the data showed that road traffic noise levels hardly changed globally over this period of 13 years. The distribution of changes in noise level at corresponding measurement locations is nevertheless rather wide-all improvements are equally compensated by increases in noise levels at other locations. The percentage of the dwelling facades exposed to daytime noise levels above 65 dBA has increased slightly between 1996 and 2001, but seems to stagnate in 2009. In spite of the increased interest and actions of policy makers during the past decades, noise exposure caused by road traffic at dwelling facades is a persistent problem.},
  author       = {Van Renterghem, Timothy and Botteldooren, Dick and Dekoninck, Luc},
  issn         = {1464-0325},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {677--686},
  title        = {Evolution of building fa\c{c}ade road traffic noise levels in Flanders},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2em10705h},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Van Renterghem, Timothy, Dick Botteldooren, and Luc Dekoninck. 2012. “Evolution of Building Façade Road Traffic Noise Levels in Flanders.” Journal of Environmental Monitoring 14 (2): 677–686.
APA
Van Renterghem, T., Botteldooren, D., & Dekoninck, L. (2012). Evolution of building façade road traffic noise levels in Flanders. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING, 14(2), 677–686.
Vancouver
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Van Renterghem T, Botteldooren D, Dekoninck L. Evolution of building façade road traffic noise levels in Flanders. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING. 2012;14(2):677–86.
MLA
Van Renterghem, Timothy, Dick Botteldooren, and Luc Dekoninck. “Evolution of Building Façade Road Traffic Noise Levels in Flanders.” JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING 14.2 (2012): 677–686. Print.