The model to estimate the cost of aircraft noise devised for the Roskill Commission on the Third London Airport is explained and discussed. The treatment used by the commission for different activities affected by noise was based on the principle of trying to forecast how the activity in question would react to the impact of noise. A first step in the costing noise nuisance model is to determine the smallest amount the government would have to pay to each householder to willingly accept the noise nuisance. Details of the model operation are discussed and illustrated by a diagram. Problems in arriving at values to use in the model are discussed. Residential noise costs for Nuthampstead (72 million pounds sterling) and the three other sites are discussed. These noise costs are important in distinguishing between alternative London Airport sites.

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    Institute of Statisticians

    55 Park Lane
    London WIY 4LD,   England 
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  • Publication Date: 1972-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 31-46
  • Serial:
    • Statistician
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Institute of Statisticians

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM