Acoustical and perceptual assessment of water sounds and their use over road traffic noise.

@article{Galbrun2013AcousticalAP,
  title={Acoustical and perceptual assessment of water sounds and their use over road traffic noise.},
  author={Laurent Galbrun and Tahrir Taki Ali},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={133 1},
  pages={
          227-37
        }
}
This paper examines physical and perceptual properties of water sounds generated by small to medium sized water features that have applications for road traffic noise masking. A large variety of water sounds were produced in the laboratory by varying design parameters. Analysis showed that estimations can be made on how these parameters affect sound pressure levels, frequency content, and psychoacoustic properties. Comparisons with road traffic noise showed that there is a mismatch between the… 

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