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11-15 September 2006 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Planning for Noisy Activities Within Urban Patterns
It can be difficult to locate activities that generate noise within urban patterns such as highways, airports, 
factories, and other activities.  A new GRASS landscape analysis program r.decay.noise converts a map of 
residential patterns into a map of complaint probability associated with placing a given noise source anywhere 
within a study area.  We will introduce and explain the approach used in this tool and demonstrate its 
applicability.  We will also introduce use of a related tool, r.decay, to generate maps of night sky illumination 
caused by urban patterns.  Both can be useful in the identification of historic and projected changes in land 
use opportunities.
Id: 12
Place: Lausanne, Switzerland
Room: Amphimax (MAX 351)
Starting date:
14-Sep-2006   14:00
Duration: 30'
Contribution type: Technical Conference
Primary Authors: Dr. WESTERVELT, James (Engineer Research and Development Center)
Co-Authors: Dr. WHITE, Michael (Engineer Research and Development Center)
Presenters: Dr. WESTERVELT, James
Material: slide Slides
Included in session: Session 3 : GRASS Desktop
Included in track: GRASS

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