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|Title:||Differences among European Noise Mapping Methods|
|Authors:||KEPHALOPOULOS STYLIANOS; PAVIOTTI Marco; GERGELY Balazs|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the Acoustics 08 - Euronoise vol. 1 p. 765-770|
|Publisher:||ASA, EAA, SFA|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||This article outlines the rationale behind and the means developed for performing the exercise on equivalency among the national assessment methods used in the EU Member States against the interim methods established by the Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC (END). Through this exercise potential differences among noise maps of Lden and Lnight levels produced following the EU Interim methods and those produced following other national methods used in the EU MS will be revealed and quantified. Lden and Lnight are the two indicators required by the END defined at a position of 4m height and 2m away from the façade of a building. Four different draft protocols along with potential criteria for assessing the equivalency of the methods were prepared by the Joint Research Centre on behalf of DG ENV for road, railway, industrial and aircraft noise. This article focuses on the conception and limitations of the four draft protocols and summarises the main characteristics of the test environments conceived for each protocol.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Health and Consumer Protection|
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