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Noise pollution is a major challenge in the aviation industry. The noise caused by airports lowers property values and puts a major constraint on industry growth. It could also potentially cause health problems in communities, making noise reduction a key issue to ASCENT.

To help reduce noise pollution from the aviation industry, ASCENT researchers are working to understand how aircraft noise affects human health and wellbeing, create tools for analyzing aircraft noise, understand how elements like motion and atmospheric parameters affect noise, inform policies related to noise, and conduct outreach and education about aircraft noise reduction.