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Accession Number PB2013-110886
Title Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Acoustical Monitoring Report 2012.
Publication Date Aug 2013
Media Count 36p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In 2012, the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division (NSNSD) received a request to collect baseline acoustical data at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (PIRO). From July 2012 to September 2012 three acoustical monitoring systems were deployed in the park. These stations were configured to collect sound pressure level data and continuous audio recordings for approximately thirty days but remained deployed for an additional month due to logistics of retrieval. One station, PIRO003/Au Sable Dunes, failed to record any data due to an equipment failure. The baseline data collected during this period for the remaining two sites will help managers and planners assess the current condition of the acoustical environment in different areas of the park. The measured existing and natural ambient conditions may also be used as a baseline for noise modeling efforts.
Keywords Acoustical monitoring
Aircraft noise
Data collection
Environmental management
National parks
Natural resource management
Noise impact
Noise measurements
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore(PIRO)
Sound levels
Traffic noise
Watercraft noise

Source Agency National Park Service
NTIS Subject Category 68B - Noise Pollution & Control
91L - Recreation
85A - Air Transportation
48C - Natural Resource Surveys
Corporate Author National Park Service, Fort Collins, CO. Natural Resource Program Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Natural resource technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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