Charles Komanoff

 

Jet Skis - The Horror

Drowning In Noise, Komanoff's landmark year-2000 report on the noise costs of jet skis, co-authored with mathematician Howard Shaw, is now Web-available in its original as-printed form, complete with beautifully rendered tables and diagrams. Click here for the complete 80-page report (pdf), which can be read on many levels: as an indictment of the environmental disturbances from these "thrill-craft," a primer on noise generation and abatement, and a case-study of environmental costing.

Alternatively, click here http://www.nonoise.org/library/drowning/ to access the library of the report's publisher and sponsor, the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse, for the HTML version of the executive summary or full text.