RESOURCES

Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division of the National Park Service’s Sound Map:

One of the goals of Sound Around Town is to understand the variation of sound levels across the United States. The Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division of the National Park Service started modeling sound maps of the United Sates by collecting acoustic data in national parks across the United States. From this data, two highly publicized maps were created to visualize how sound has changed and been influenced by human establishment. Our data will be available to the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division of the National Park Service for use in future maps and data compilation.

NPS Natural Sound Conditions
Natural Sound Levels Prior To Human Interference
NPS Existing Sound Map
Current Sound Levels

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