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Noise Measurements in the Community of Nablus in Palestine

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This paper presents the main results obtained in a general study of noise pollution in the city of Nablus in Palestine. The equivalent noise level values (L eq ) were measured and tabulated for 50 locations spread over the area of the city. The obtained result of noise level of the 50 L eq values is in average 68.0 dB(A). It has been fouad that the L eq values for 58% of the selected locations are exceeding 65.0 dB(A). This result is obviously higher than the adopted international standards. Accordingly, the area of Nablus is considered an unacceptable living area. Hence, its buildings, streets and factories require severe reconstruction and modification plans. In addition, there should be adequate updated plans for setting up community noise surveys and ordinances.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2000

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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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