Improving Aviation Noise Planning, Analysis and Public Communication with Supplemental Metrics: Guide to Using Supplemental Metrics (PDF)
December, 2009 (10 MB)
The intent of this guidelines document is to guide the Military Services in providing useful information on the noise environment. There are two primary reasons for use of supplemental analysis tools and noise metrics: (1) to produce more detailed noise exposure information for the decision process; and (2) to improve communication with the public about noise exposure from military activities.
Using Supplemental Noise Metrics and Analysis Tools (PDF)
December, 2009 (9 MB)
Supplemental noise metrics and analysis tools are used to produce more detailed noise exposure information for the decision process and to improve communication with the public about noise exposure from military activities.
Community Annoyance Caused By Noise From Military Aircraft Operations (PDF)
December, 2009 (3 MB)
Long term community annoyance from aircraft noise is typically the greatest adverse effect of low altitude, subsonic overflights of residential populations. Understanding annoyance is essential to successful public relations in the vicinity of air installations and operating areas, and to informed decisions on changes to the military operations.
Sleep Disturbance From Aviation Noise (PDF)
December, 2009 (5 MB)
Supplementing the typical military noise exposure assessment with disclosure of aircraft noise induced sleep disturbance will lead to better informed decisions on major operational changes and will facilitate more credible dialogue with affected communities.