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Urban Forest Acoustics

Author: Voichita Bucur
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Trees can reduce noise by sound reflection and absorption and this is the first book bringing together the widely scattered literature on noise abatement by urban trees. The book will interest those  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Ressources Internet
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Voichita Bucur
ISBN: 9783540307891 3540307893 3540307834 9783540307839
OCLC Number: 300253207
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 26 juin 2008).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
NOISE IN URBAN FOREST. Sound propagation. Definitions and theoretical considerations ; Factors affecting sound propagation. --
Equipment for noise measurement. Instrumentation and noise sources ; Measurement in situ. --
TREE CHARACTERISTICS AND ACOUSTIC SENSORS. Morphological characteristics. --
Mechanical characteristics. Devices and instrumentation ; Mechanical characteristics of standing trees ; Detection of internal defects in standing trees. --
Genotypic characteristics. --
Sylvicultural practices. --
NOISE ATTENUATION WITH PLANT MATERIAL. Physical aspects of noise attenuation by vegetation. --
Ground attenuation. --
Scattering by trees. Scattering by stems ; Scattering by canopy and foliage ; Reverberation in a forest stand ; Atmospheric conditions. --
Sound scattering by barriers. Psychological effect ; Solid barriers without vegetation ; Solid barriers with vegetation. --
TRAFFIC NOISE ABATEMENT. Road traffic noise. --
Rail transportation noise. --
Aircraft noise. --
NOISE ABATEMENT AND DWELLINGS. Urban area. --
Suburban area. --
NOISE, BIRDS AND INSECTS IN URBAN FOREST ENVIRONMENT. Bird acoustic communication in forest environment. --
Detection of termite infestation in urban trees. --
ACOUSTICS FOR FIRE CONTROL IN FOREST. --
ECONOMIC ASPECTS. --
ANNEXES: 1. Symbols --
2. Some theoretical considerations --
3. Frequency weighting --
4. Standards --
5. Units --
References --
Subject index.
Responsibility: by Voichita Bucur.

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