Nov 17, 2012
If you have ever heard a strong wind outside your wind you may find this article on wind effects noise interesting. It is not about a small amount of almost charming, howling wind against the window while you snuggle up inside. This is serious wind noise and it is being documented and studied in reference to wind farms.
The following is an excerpt, followed by a link to the whole story:
Industrial wind turbines (IWTs) are a new source of noise in previously quiet rural environments. Environmental noise is a public health concern, of which sleep disruption is a major factor. To compare sleep and general health outcomes between participants living close to IWTs and those living further away from them, participants living between 375 and 1400 m (n = 38) and 3.3 and 6.6 km (n = 41) from IWTs were enrolled in a stratified cross-sectional study involving two rural sites.