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Wind-Induced Vegetation Noise. Part II: Field Measurements

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In a preceding paper [1] the development of a semi-empirical analytical model for the prediction of the wind-induced vegetation noise was presented. The present paper is devoted to the calibration and the validation of this model by field measurements. It is shown that the model gives reliable predictions, both in terms of frequency distribution and A-weighted sound pressure levels, near the vegetative sources, while some discrepancies between theory and measurements appear when the propagation distance increases. The validation is based on 41 measurement results obtained at seven sites for different propagation distances and wind speeds. It is seen that the model predicts the A-weighted level with a mean error of 0.25 dB and a standard deviation of 3.7 dB. Nevertheless, this standard deviation is reduced to 3.0 dB if some suspicious data are removed from the validation.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 1999

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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