Big Bend National Park: Acoustical Monitoring 2010

During the summer of 2010 (September – October 2010), the Volpe Center collected baseline acoustical data at Big Bend National Park (BIBE) at four sites deployed for approximately 30 days each. The baseline data collected during this period will help park managers and planners estimate the effects of future noise impacts and will help to inform future park planning objectives such as creating soundscape management plans, as well as the development of an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP), which provides for the regulation of commercial air tours. The sound sources of concern at BIBE include developments near park boundaries, air tours, commercial and private aircraft activities, and requests for special use permits for noisy activities. This document summarizes the results of the noise measurement study.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Environmental Measurement and Modeling Division
    Kendall Squate
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142-1093

    National Park Service

    Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division
    1201 Oakridge Drive
    Fort Collins, CO  United States  80525

    National Park Service

    Natural Resource Stewardship and Science
    Fort Collins, CO  United States  80525
  • Authors:
    • Schulz, Noah
    • Lee, Cynthia
    • MacDonald, John
  • Publication Date: 2013-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Glossary; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01496643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NPS/NRSS/NRTR—2013/768, DOT-VNTSC-NPS-13-08
  • Contract Numbers: VX-H2 / KL638
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 2013 3:34PM