Environmental Modeling & Assessment

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 125–135 | Cite as

Study of Precision, Deviations and Uncertainty in the Design of the Strategic Noise Map of the Macrocenter of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • M. Ausejo
  • M. Recuero
  • C. Asensio
  • I. Pavón
  • J. M. López


This article aims to discuss the influence of input data on the simulation model when designing Strategic Noise Maps. The studied noise map was made in the Macrocenter of the Independent City of Buenos Aires (Argentina), which has an approximated extension of 20 km2 and about 500,000 inhabitants. The several input data for the model are analyzed, for their quality and the lack of some of them could affect the final result. Also, the evolution and validity of experimental measurements are analyzed when validating a simulated map. Finally, a study of the uncertainty of the map based on the input data is made, comparing it with the recommendations internationally adopted.


Noise mapping Input data Validation Uncertainty 



The authors are very grateful to Traffic and Transport Department and Transport Office—Ministry of Federal Planning (Platamba) for providing road traffic data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ausejo
    • 1
  • M. Recuero
    • 1
  • C. Asensio
    • 1
  • I. Pavón
    • 1
  • J. M. López
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)MadridSpain

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