No noise in Covid-19-crisis: the silence of The lock downs

empty, swept streets, orphaned, pedestrian zones, no roaring planes in the sky, only a little trains on the tracks, cruise ships at anchor, no octopus lumbar cr

No noise in Covid-19-crisis: the silence of The lock downs

empty, swept streets, orphaned, pedestrian zones, no roaring planes in the sky, only a little trains on the tracks, cruise ships at anchor, no octopus lumbar crowds in the football stadiums – never has the world seemed around us as quiet as in the time of the lock downs, as the public and economic life laid. On the otherwise crowded places was finally heard again the Singing of the birds.

Not a few are likely to the earthly peace, but as a treat for your stress-ridden souls have felt. Also many researchers who are struggling listen with their sensitive instruments, for example, weak signals from the depths of the universe and usually with earthly interference signals, came the Lockdown of rest is very convenient.

in fact, the first few months of the Corona pandemic, the longest and quietest period of rest in the world that has ever been measured, writes an international group of researchers to the Belgian geologist Thomas Lecocq in the science magazine "Science". Roughly fifty percent of human-induced sound level is down in the section global. The have shown the evaluation of 268 seismic measuring stations in 117 countries, the register except to the earthquake, the vibrations from holes, passing trains or road traffic.

Temporal evolution of the Lockdown-rest

the decrease in The anthropogenic background noise to be in the vicinity of densely populated urban areas and megacities such as Singapore or New York have been the strongest, but also in many remote regions, for example in Namibia or in the black forest, was observed a significant reduction in the man-made vibrations. The Lockdown silence, it was even demonstrate, in a few hundred meters depth.

Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 09:19

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