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Conference_programme: 11.1 - Measurement / modelling / assessment of industrial noise

Lecture: Industrial noise in the Arctic settlement

Author(s): Piechowicz Janusz, Wiciak Jerzy, Piechowicz Jakub

Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative center of Svalbard. The town has a population of just over 2,100 people. The article presents the issues of the impact of industrial noise sources in the Longyearbyen, Arctic settlement. A small city is characterized by typical sources of industrial noise such as thermal power plant, heat exchangers, transformer stations, fans, pumps etc. The results of measurements are presented in the form of acoustic maps for the summer season and the winter season. A discussion of the results of industrial noise research on creation of the Longyearbyen acoustic climate was presented.

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Name: Prof Janusz Piechowicz

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Country: Poland