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Memorias de investigación
Tourist Influence on Nightlife Noise
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingeniería mecánica, aeronaútica y naval,
  • Ingenieria mecanica
Although environmental noise from entertainment and leisure activities is causing a growing number of complaints from EU population, this noise issue is not covered by the current EU initiatives on environmental noise management. This noise problem is difficult to tackle strategically and technically ¿ no specific standards have yet been established for measurements, methods and indicators, and the practical remedies are still limited. This paper reviews nightlife noise and more specifically how the presence of tourists influences the variation of the noise. Several case studies were conducted in some Spanish locations by the seasonal tourist incursion, mainly in the summer months. Variations in the nightlife noise in recreational zones during the weekends and ¿working days¿ are compared. This research also discusses data from different years and seasonal periods and reinforced with data obtained through surveys specifically designed for foreign tourists. These surveys reveal practical information about how tourists perceive noise, and their behaviour and reactions to it. Those data could be useful for Environmental Noise Authorities to develop noise action plans, as recreational noise is a source not considered when noise mapping by means of using simulation techniques.
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Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Autor: Manuel Recuero Lopez (UPM)
  • Participante: MIGUEL AUSEJO PRIETO
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Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Investigación en Instrumentación y Acústica Aplicada (I2A2)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica y de Fabricación
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Acústica Aplicada y Evaluación No Destructiva (CAEND). Centro Mixto UPM-CSIC
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