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Noise removal from wave-forms and spectrograms derived from natural recordings of the environment

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  • 060208 Terrestrial Ecology
  • 080109 Pattern Recognition And Data Mining
  • Signal Processing
  • Noise Removal
  • Environmental Acoustics
  • Musicology
  • Physics


The work described in this technical report is part of an ongoing project to build practical tools for the manipulation, analysis and visualisation of recordings of the natural environment. This report describes the methods we use to remove background noise from spectrograms. It updates techniques previously described in Towsey and Planitz (2011), Technical report: acoustic analysis of the natural environment, downloadable from: It also describes noise removal from wave-forms, a technique not described in the above 2011 technical report.

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