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Schiphol uses landscaping to cut the roar from planes by HALF

Old Jun 21, 15, 6:48 am
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Schiphol uses landscaping to cut the roar from planes by HALF

Full title: Is this the answer to airport noise? Schiphol in Amsterdam uses clever landscaping to cut the roar from planes by HALF

Parks design dampens noise pollution by aircraft from Schiphol airport
80-acre site uses dips in landscape inspired by furrows ploughed in fields
Site has become an oasis of quiet near to busy airport

By Nicholas Kynaston For MailOnline Published: 07:56 EST, 19 June 2015

There's a strange new park near Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. From the
air it looks like a diamond-shaped maze, with wide ditches and embankments covered in grass - like a jagged version of 'crop circle' art.

But the park's odd appearance has a breathtakingly simple explanation. Designed by artist Paul de Kort, its function is to dampen sound from the nearby airport for local residents. And it's proved to be incredibly effective, cutting noise by half.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr...anes-HALF.html

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Old Jun 21, 15, 10:30 am
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Link to the story and more importantly pictures is here. I'll have to remember to look for this in Sept. for my visit through AMS.
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Old Jun 21, 15, 10:40 am
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tcook's link isn't set up right, but here's a pic:

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Old Jun 21, 15, 4:37 pm
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Looks great, but remember that the decibel scale is logarithmic, so a noise reduction of half is a decrease of about 3 decibels.
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Old Jun 21, 15, 9:07 pm
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Per http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...-how-post.html will send this to the appropriate destination forum while leaving a permanent link in Travel News

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Old Jun 22, 15, 7:32 am
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Debatable whether this is destination specific. The topic is interesting and newsworthy generally.

Plenty in the travel news section would never have seen it otherwise (although I would not have seen it in "Travel News", as I don't look there).
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