Lockdowns and their influence on Earth’s hum

Somala, S N (2021) Lockdowns and their influence on Earth’s hum. Scientific Reports, 11 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2045-2322

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Earth’s hum at higher frequencies is disturbed substantially by human activity. Anthropogenic noise is more evident in frequencies higher than 1 Hz. The power at 10 Hz power is used from January 2020 to early May (mostly first wave of SARS-CoV-2) across various sites across the world, to show that there is a clear decrease in noise power during the lockdown period. Furthermore, this anthropogenic noise across the world during the COVID-19 lockdown period, within which vehicular movement and industrial activity have stalled in many places, is quantified into a few bins. Implications of easing the lockdown measures on the onset of second wave of pandemic are discussed.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lockdown
Subjects: Others > Environmental Sciences
Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 09:49
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 09:49
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/8822
Publisher URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97459-1
OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/24229
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