Garg, N. and Sinha, A. K. and Gandhi, V. and Bhardwaj, R. M. and Akolkar, A. B. (2016) A pilot study on the establishment of national ambient noise monitoring network across the major cities of India. Applied Acoustics, 103. pp. 20-29. ISSN 0003-682X

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The paper describes the pilot project on the establishment of National Ambient Noise Monitoring Network (NANMN) across seven major cities in India for continuous noise monitoring throughout the year. The annual average L-day (06-22 h) and L-night (22-06 h) values observed since past three years are described. The long-term noise monitoring shows that ambient noise levels have marginally increased since past three years in the 35 locations under study in which 14 locations are in commercial zone, 5 in Industrial, 7 in residential and 9 in silence zones. The study is very helpful in ascertaining the magnitude of annual average ambient noise levels, planning for noise abatement action plans and formulation of revised ambient noise standards in Indian scenario.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: National Ambient Noise Monitoring Network (NANMN) Day equivalent level, Lday Night equivalent level, Lnight
Subjects: Acoustics
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 07:44
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2017 07:44

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