FORT HOOD NOISE STUDY

At the request of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District Office, an installation compatible-use zone (ICUZ) noise study was prepared for Fort Hood, Texas. The purpose of this study was to address the noise impact from military training activity conduccted at Fort Hood. The major component of this Fort Hood ICUZ noise study was a comprehensive long-term noise monitoring program and the use of computer modeling to develop noise contours to identify noise-impacted areas. Noise measurements were obtained at a total of 17 noise measurement locations: 9 airfield noise monitoring sites, and 8 weapon-firing blast noise monitoring sites. Because of the day-to-day variations in military training activity, it was determined that 60 days of noise data at each of the 17 noise monitoring sites would be useful in understanding long-term airfield and weapon-firing blast noise levels. Airfield noise contours were developed using the NOISEMAP computer model, whereas the weapon-firing blast noise contours were developed using the BNOISE computer model. An overview of the Fort Hood ICUZ noise study is presented and the measured and predicted airfield and weapon-firing blast noise levels are compared.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 130-140
  • Monograph Title: Energy and environmental issues 1991
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00621412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309051207
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 30 2000 12:00AM