18 February 2015

Where to find quiet

"Based on 1.5 million hours of acoustical monitoring from places as remote as Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and as urban as New York City, scientists have created a map of noise levels across the country on an average summer day. After feeding acoustic data into a computer algorithm, the researchers modeled sound levels across the country including variables such as air and street traffic."


  1. They want quiet they should track how quiet areas are between midnight and 4AM all year long.

    1. Actually the researchers weren't looking or quiet; they were looking for ambient noise (see the link). I'm the one looking for quiet.

    2. My backyard on a winter night is darned silent.

  2. Cicadae would throw this off.


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