COMMUNITY REACTION TO AIRCRAFT NOISE AROUND SMALLER CITY AIRPORTS

This report presents the results of a study of community reaction to jet aircraft noise in the vicinity of airports in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Reno, Nevada. These cities were surveyed in order to obtain data for comparison with that obtained in larger cities during a previous study. (The cities studied earlier were Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York.) The purpose of the present effort was to observe the relative reaction under conditions of lower noise exposure and in less highly urbanized areas, and to test the previously developed predictive equation for annoyance under such circumstances. In Chattanooga and Reno a total of 1960 personal interviews based upon questionnaires were obtained. Aircraft noise measurements were made concurrently and aircraft operations logs were maintained for several weeks in each city to permit computation of noise exposures. The survey respondents were chosen randomly from various exposure zones.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project sponsorship was from NASA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Tracor, Incorporated

    6500 Tracor Lane
    Austin, TX  USA  78721
  • Authors:
    • Connor, W K
    • Patterson, H P
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 191 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00075379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA CR-2104
  • Contract Numbers: NASA1-10216
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM