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dc.contributor.authorQuintero, G.
dc.contributor.authorRomeu Garbí, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorBalastegui Manso, Andreu
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Mecànica
dc.identifier.citationQuintero, G., Romeu, J., Balastegui, A. Temporal and spatial stratification for the estimation of nocturnal long-term noise levels. "Environmental pollution", 1 Febrer 2019, vol. 245, p. 666.
dc.description.abstractNoise pollution in cities is mainly caused by the vehicular traffic but, depending on the place under assessment, it could be affected by the land use. For noise assessment and strategic noise mapping, the night period equivalent level (), which evaluates sleep disturbance, is one of the requirements of the European Directive 2002/49/EC to be presented for the equivalent time of one year. This research aims to find the influence of the land use in the weekdays stratification to improve the accuracy of the long-term noise level estimation for the night period. It is found that depending on the land use of the place under assessment, the weekdays temporal and spatial stratification could be affected by leisure activities. From a statistical analysis based on a clustering procedure of samples in 19 points, it is observed that both, temporal and spatial stratification depend on the intensity of the surrounding leisure activity, and not on traffic. Following these stratification criteria, a sampling method is presented that reduces by 47% the number of days needed to estimate the annual levels with respect to random sampling
dc.format.extent1 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Degradació ambiental
dc.subject.lcshNoise pollution
dc.subject.lcshNoise pollution--Measurement
dc.subject.lcshNoise--Social aspects
dc.subject.otherNoise assessment
dc.subject.otherLand use
dc.subject.otherNight period
dc.subject.otherLeisure noise
dc.subject.otherCluster analysis
dc.titleTemporal and spatial stratification for the estimation of nocturnal long-term noise levels
dc.subject.lemacContaminació acústica
dc.subject.lemacContaminació acústica -- Control
dc.subject.lemacContaminació -- Anàlisi
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LEAM - Laboratori d'Enginyeria Acústica i Mecànica
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorQuintero, G.; Romeu, J.; Balastegui, A.
local.citation.publicationNameEnvironmental pollution

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