ASSESSMENT OF ON-CAMPUS NOISE LEVELS AT CUMHURIYET UNIVERSITY
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Noise is one of the environmental parameters that affect people's life quality negatively. In recent years, noise pollution became an important environmental problem due to mechanization, expansion of motorways, increasing traffic loads and airline transport. When the noise is evaluated on a source basis, it can be said that it is mainly the result of the use of vehicles in traffic. In this study, a series of noise measurements were carried out in order to put forth the traffic-induced noise pollution in Cumhuriyet University campus and the results were assessed comparatively. Noise measurements were made at 9 different locations in the university campus for 5 days at three different time period of the day between May, 9-13 2016. It was observed that the 6th measurement point had higher noise levels than the other measurement points at the evening hours. It was concluded based on present findings that noise generation might differ based on weather conditions, measurement times and vehicle intensity.