Our noise measurement stations

Our measurement stations collect data on daily, monthly and annual airplane noise.

Montreal-Trudeau’s Polluted installed at their expense ten noise measuring stations across the Montreal boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension and Saint-Laurent, and that in Town of Mount Royal. These stations measure both ambient noise while isolating noise from aircraft.
The population is able to know the decibels recorded at each of these passages and the time and wind direction at the time of overflights. The data is stored and can be viewed on a daily, monthly or annual basis on the site Worldwide Aircraft Noise Services (WANS), provider of these measuring stations worldwide.

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The noise is sensed by a probe placed outside of homes connected to a nano computer which records the data and relay to WANS server, which decrypts them using specialized software. This one, when it is able to confirm that the noise captured from a plane, circle the level of noise produced by a circle on the interface of the statement of the day of each station. Note that harsh winter conditions affect the data.
Montreal-Trudeau’s Polluted conducted at these facilities due to the refusal of airport authorities of the Montreal-Trudeau Airport, Aéroports de Montreal (ADM), to install themselves stations east of Old Saint- Lawrence and the Laurentian Autoroute (highway 15). ADM does not recognize that airborne noise disrupts the quality of life in these areas, its stations are grouped in the immediate environment of the Montreal-Trudeau Airport. ADM models the results of its stations to extrapolate the supposedly produces noise beyond those.

So far, the data collected by the stations of noise measurement Polluted illustrate beyond doubt that thousands of citizens, some living up to 14 kilometers as the crow flies from the slopes, enduring levels or above decibels the standards set by the World health Organization determines a health risk to people who are subject to it.

Visit Worldwide Aircraft Noise Services (click on Canada, then Montreal and then choose one or the other stations in the drop down tab)