Listening to Air Pollution


Illustration of a Geiger-Müller tube. Based on...

Illustration of a Geiger-Müller tube. Based on a public domain image by Kieran Maher (see original image) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Beautiful Music, One Good Thing To Come From Air Pollution(Michael Coren, CoExist)

Also discussed here: The sound of Bakersfield pollution

And here: Turning Air Pollution into Music(Alan Cross, Oct. 8, 2012)

And here: Scientists listen to the sun in new sonification project(Physorg, Feb. 26, 2010)
Today we look at a different way to analyze air pollution- by converting the sampling data into acoustics or “music”- a process called sonification. This approach has previously been applied to physics (Geiger counter) and astronomy (solar wind) data and opens up a new way that makes use of one’s hearing ability to detect and identify characteristics that were only seen visually.

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