Accession Number : ADA132146

Title :   Noise Abatement Investigation for the Bloodsworth Island Target Range: Data Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Lorenz,Richard A.

Report Date : 02 NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 587

Abstract : An extensive investigation has been carried out in an effort to reduce the impact of naval explosive exercises (both airdrops and naval gunfire) on the communities surrounding the Bloodsworth Island target range in the Chesapeake Bay. Typical range operations were monitored in the surrounding communities and the airblast measurements were correlated with weather date taken during the exercises. The main report, NWSC TR 81-431, describes the test program and the results and recommendations from the investigation. This data report primarily contains the measured overpressure and ground velocity data, and the upper air meteorological soundings which were used to generate the report presented in the main report. Of particular interest, this data report contains 1354 pairs of computer generated plots showing the time histories and the corresponding Fourier amplitude spectra for the most significant overpressure and ground motion measurements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Noise reduction, *Ranges(Facilities), *Firing tests(Ordnance), *Noise pollution, Chesapeake Bay, Communities, Naval gunnery, Bombing, Surface targets, Sound transmission, Meteorological data, Acoustic data, Explosion effects, Blast waves, Overpressure, Ground motion, Velocity, Acoustic measurement, Pressure measurement, Fourier analysis, Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Explosions
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE