Beyond traditional wind farm noise characterisation using transfer learning

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This study proposes an approach for the characterisation and assessment of wind farm noise (WFN), which is based on extraction of acoustic features between 125 and 7500 Hz from a pretrained deep learning model (referred to as deep acoustic features). Using data measured at a variety of locations, this study shows that deep acoustic features can be linked to meaningful characteristics of the noise. This study finds that deep acoustic features can reveal an improved spatial and temporal representation of WFN compared to what is revealed using traditional spectral analysis and overall noise descriptors. These results showed that this approach is promising, and thus it could provide the basis for an improved framework for WFN assessment in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Article number052801
Number of pages8
JournalJasa Express Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2022


  • Acoustic noise measurement
  • Acoustical properties
  • Covariance and correlation
  • Cryosphere
  • Environmental noise
  • Machine learning
  • Spectrograms
  • Temporal logic
  • Wind energy
  • Wind turbines


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