Air Circulation Studies
August 2013

While driving through the panhandle of Florida for Cigarette Life in August of 2013, I tried to test different combinations of windows open/closed/cracked to observe interior airflow and sound patterns in my rental car. It started because I wanted to keep cool without using the air conditioner; then I began recording the sounds from a field recorder in the passenger seat-- eventually more out of a desire to hear sound variations than to keep cool.

The five files below are the unedited results of these studies.

(For the record, the quietest and windiest configuration in a 2012 Mazda 3 from a driver's position is front passenger's window open a few inches + right rear window open a few inches.)