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 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.