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Author Sairom, L.; Choon, C. url  doi
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  Title (up) An Analysis of the Classification of Seoul's Environmental Lighting Zones based on a High-Resolution Light Pollution Map – Focusing on the Land-Use of Lighting Zone 3 and Lighting Zone 4 Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Journal of the Architectural Institute of Korea Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 36 Issue 11 Pages 171-180  
  Keywords Planning  
  Abstract The purpose of this study is to analyze the classification of Seoul's environmental lighting zone based on a high-resolution light pollution map of Seoul. This map was created through a data integration of night time images produced by VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) and ISS (International Space Station). This map provides a detailed space grid of light pollution which allows for a quantitative analysis of the light pollution in Seoul. There are four different environmental lighting zones in Seoul based on land use: Commercial/Industrial zones, Residential zones, Green zones and Protected natural areas. These zones have corresponding light emission standards by regulation in which the emission standards decrease in the order listed. Using the Grasshopper Image Sampler Algorithm of the light pollution map, this paper examines whether the current environmental lighting zone regulations agree with the current state of light pollution level. The result shows that a lot of residential areas of the 25 District of Seoul have the same or even higher light pollution level than commercial areas. This is because a lot of the residential areas have mix-used facilities where high levels of commercial activities occur at night, making the city at higher risk of light pollution. In lighting zone 3, residential zones, there is a clear pattern showing that 2nd class residential zones, 3rd class residential zones and mixed-use residential areas have higher light pollution levels than purely residential areas and 1st class residential zones. Between commercial zones and industrial zones which are both categorized as lighting zones 4, some industrial zones have lower light emission levels than residential zones at night depending on the type of business. Therefore, this research suggests lighting sub-zones for areas to have higher or lower light emission standards depending on its local land-use conditions and commercial activities for a more efficient way to manage and govern light pollution levels at night.  
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  ISSN 2733-6247 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number UP @ altintas1 @ Serial 3433  
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Author Duan, X.; Hu, Q.; Zhao, P.; Wang, S.; Ai, M. url  doi
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  Title (up) An Approach of Identifying and Extracting Urban Commercial Areas Using the Nighttime Lights Satellite Imagery Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Remote Sensing Abbreviated Journal Remote Sensing  
  Volume 12 Issue 6 Pages 1029  
  Keywords Remote Sensing  
  Abstract Urban commercial areas can reflect the spatial distribution of business activities. However, the scope of urban commercial areas cannot be easily detected by traditional methods because of difficulties in data collection. Considering the positive correlation between business scale and nighttime lighting, this paper proposes a method of urban commercial areas detection based on nighttime lights satellite imagery. First, an imagery preprocess model is proposed to correct imageries and improve efficiency of cluster analysis. Then, an exploratory spatial data analysis and hotspots clustering method is employed to detect commercial areas by geographic distribution metric with urban commercial hotspots. Furthermore, four imageries of Wuhan City and Shenyang City are selected as an example for urban commercial areas detection experiments. Finally, a comparison is made to find out the time and space factors that affect the detection results of the commercial areas. By comparing the results with the existing map data, we are convinced that the nighttime lights satellite imagery can effectively detect the urban commercial areas. The time of image acquisition and the vegetation coverage in the area are two important factors affecting the detection effect. Harsh weather conditions and high vegetation coverage are conducive to the effective implementation of this method. This approach can be integrated with traditional methods to form a fast commercial areas detection model, which can then play a role in large-scale socio-economic surveys and dynamic detection of commercial areas evolution. Hence, a conclusion can be reached that this study provides a new method for the perception of urban socio-economic activities.  
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Author Lu, L.; Weng, Q.; Xie, Y.; Guo, H.; Li, Q. url  doi
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  Title (up) An assessment of global electric power consumption using the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-Operational Linescan System nighttime light imagery Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Energy Abbreviated Journal Energy  
  Volume 189 Issue Pages 116351  
  Keywords Remote Sensing; Energy; electric power consumption; Night lights  
  Abstract Industrialization and urbanization have led to a remarkable increase of electric power consumption (EPC) during the past decades. To assess the changing patterns of EPC at the global scale, this study utilized nighttime lights in conjunction with population and built-up datasets to map EPC at 1 km resolution. Firstly, the inter-calibrated nighttime light data were enhanced using the V4.0 Gridded Population Density data and the Global Human Settlement Layer. Secondly, linear models were calibrated to relate EPC to the enhanced nighttime light data; these models were then employed to estimate per-pixel EPC in 2000 and 2013. Finally, the spatiotemporal patterns of EPC between the periods were analyzed at the country, continental, and global scales. The evaluation of the EPC estimation shows a reasonable accuracy at the provincial scale with R2 of 0.8429. Over 30% of the human settlements in Asia, Europe, and North America showed apparent EPC growth. At the national scale, moderate and high EPC growth was observed in 45% of the built-up areas in East Asia. The spatial clustering patterns revealed that EPC decreased in Russia and the Western Europe. This study provides fresh insight into the spatial pattern and variations of global electric power consumption.  
  Address Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100094, PR China; qweng(at)indstate.edu  
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  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  ISSN 0360-5442 ISBN Medium  
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Author Kocifaj, M.; Wallner, S.; Solano-Lamphar, H.A. url  doi
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  Title (up) An asymptotic formula for skyglow modelling over a large territory Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 485 Issue 2 Pages 2214-2224  
  Keywords Skyglow  
  Abstract An analytical framework to predict skyglow due to distant sources is presented, which can be applied to model sky brightness from the zenith toward the horizon along a vertical plane crossing the hemisphere in the azimuthal position of a light source. Although various powerful algorithms have been developed over the last few decades, the time needed for calculation grows exponentially with increasing size of the modelling domain. This is one of the key issues in skyglow computations, because the numerical accuracy improves only slowly as the modelling domain extends. We treat the problem theoretically, by introducing an analytical formula that is well-suited for light sources located at intermediate and long distances from an observation point and allows tremendous time savings in numerical analyses, while keeping the error at a low level. Field experiments carried out in Eastern Austria provided a unique opportunity to validate the model using real-sky luminance data. The fact that the theoretical model allows the prediction of sky luminance within an acceptable error tolerance is not only in line with the experimental data, but also provides new means of remote characterization of light emissions from artificial sources. The method is particularly attractive for rapid and simple retrieval of the amount of light escaping upwards from the dominant light sources surrounding the observation point. We expect that the method can advance the numerical modelling of skyglow substantially, because it allows real-time computations for very large territories.  
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  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2258  
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Author Jørgensen, L. D., Tambo, T., & Xydis, G. doi  openurl
  Title (up) An efficiency evaluation of radar‐based obstruction lights controlling at a wind turbine test site Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Wind Energy Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 22 Issue 4 Pages  
  Keywords Lighting; Public Safety; Planning  
  Abstract In this study, an obstruction lights controlling (OLC) system based on a Terma SCANTER 5000 radar has been installed at a test centre for large wind turbines. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of the OLC system and to improve this efficiency by introducing new technological features. Once the first assessment had been carried out, new software with improved tracking functionalities was installed to the radar. With the new software, a second assessment was made to compare the new performance to the old one. To analyse the tracks, geographic information system (GIS) tools have been used. A new MATLAB script was developed to automate the assessment as well as to gather data on the tracks. These data sets were used to improve the system performance by introducing a radar cross section (RCS)/speed filter. The outcome of the study is a filter that can be implemented on the radar system to improve the efficiency of the system and reduce the time that obstruction lights need to be on for by 62.59%, without compromising the integrity of the system.  
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  Call Number IDA @ intern @ Serial 2298  
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