Land cover classes affected by noise contours of Warsaw Chopin airport

Figure Created 15 Dec 2014 Last modified 16 Dec 2014
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The map shows the affected land cover classes by noise contour map area of dB >55 Lden of Warsaw Chopin airport. Noise is associated with many human activities, but it is road, rail and air traffic noise that has the highest impact. This is particularly a problem for the urban environment; about 75 % of Europe’s population lives in cities, and traffic volumes are still on the rise. Country reviews show that the number of complaints related to environmental noise is increasing in many European countries.

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