Daigle, Gilles A. National Research Council, Institute for Microstructural Sciences, Ottawa, Canada.
Last reviewed:November 2019
- Atmospheric sound attenuation
- Air absorption
- Effects of the ground
- Refraction of sound
- Effects of turbulence
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The science of sound in the atmosphere. Atmospheric acoustics is concerned with sound outdoors rather than indoors. The atmosphere has a structure that varies in both space and time, and these variations have significant effects on a propagating sound wave. In addition, when sound propagates close to the ground, the type of ground surface has a strong effect.
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