Seasonal Change and Spatial Distribution of Traffic Noise in Seferihisar, Turkey


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SAY N. , OKTEN S. O. , Aysu A., YALÇINKAYA N. M.

ARCHIVES OF ACOUSTICS, cilt.42, ss.631-642, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/aoa-2017-0067
  • Dergi Adı: ARCHIVES OF ACOUSTICS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.631-642

Özet

In this study, traffic noise in Seferihisar, which is a holiday resort by the Aegean Sea in the West of Turkey, was investigated. The noise occurring in summer and winter, on weekdays, and at weekends was mapped separately. Besides, land uses exposed to traffic noise were specified. In the carried out method, the land uses were primarily mapped by using the satellite images of the study area. Then, the noise was measured at 46 points during ten days in summer and winter, on weekdays and at weekends, and it was mapped by using Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) method and by means of Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques. The measurements were taken in the daytime (07: 00-19: 00), in the evening (19: 00-23: 00), and at night (23: 00-07: 00) as stated in the Turkish Regulation of Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise. Since the time interval of the daytime measurements was large, the noise was measured in three different periods for the daytime measurements. In the formation of noise maps, logarithmic averages of all measurements taken at each point were used. The noise maps were overlapped with the land use maps by the help of the GIS techniques; the land use affected by the noise was analyzed.