Ambrose, S. Rand, R. Bruce McPherson Study Epilogue Presentation

Presented to the Falmouth Zoning Board of Appeals, March 6, 2014


  • Initiated when operation began.
  • Easily Observed Symptoms:
    • Physical or mental damage or injury.
    • Impairs, hurts, devalues, weakens, etc.
    • Diminished enjoyment for living.
    • Home abandonment and financial loss.
    • Rejection by community members.


Question: Is There Public Harm?

Answer: Yes … Public Harm Is Real!

Where Is Harm Hiding?

  • Wind Shear
  • Wind Speed
  • Ambient Background
  • Power Output

2014 – Harm is … ?

  • Wind Speed – Misleads
  • Ambient Background – Hides
  • Wind Shear – Exacerbates

 2014 – Harm Is Power Output!

Must Test Near Full Power Output

Stephen E. Ambrose, ASA, INCE Board Certified
Robert W. Rand, ASA, INCE

Principal Consultants, Acoustics, Environmental Sound & Industrial Noise Control
March 1, 2014

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