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Author Li, X.; Li, X.; Li, D.; He, X.; Jendryke, M.
Title A preliminary investigation of Luojia-1 night-time light imagery Type Journal Article
Year (down) 2019 Publication Remote Sensing Letters Abbreviated Journal Remote Sensing Letters
Volume 10 Issue 6 Pages 526-535
Keywords Remote Sensing; Instrumentation
Abstract Launched on 2 June 2018, Luojia-1 satellite records night-time light imagery at 130 m resolution, which is higher than most of the existing night-time light images to date. This study evaluated radiometric and spatial properties of the Luojia-1 satellite imagery for cities of Los Angeles, Wuhan and Rome as well as the change detection capability for Zunyi city. For the radiometric property, the analysis shows that the Luojia-1 images correlate well with the radiance of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)’s Day and Night Band (DNB), and that the Luojia-1 images have a wider range of radiance values, as well as higher radiance values (e.g., 40%–90% higher) than the VIIRS DNB images. Using wavelet decomposition and change detection analysis to evaluate spatial property and change detection capability, it was found that the Luojia-1 images provide abundant spatial detail information, with about 20%–54% energy of wavelet component of the images stored in 100–400 m resolutions, and they can help to track the electrification of new roads and buildings at a fine resolution. This study shows that the Luojia-1 images are an effective data source for analysing spatiotemporal distribution of night-time light and its associated socioeconomic attributes.
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Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2199
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Author Falchetta, G.; Noussan, M.
Title Interannual Variation in Night-Time Light Radiance Predicts Changes in National Electricity Consumption Conditional on Income-Level and Region Type Journal Article
Year (down) 2019 Publication Energies Abbreviated Journal Energies
Volume 12 Issue 3 Pages 456
Keywords Remote Sensing; Energy
Abstract Using remotely-sensed Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP)-VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imagery Radiometer Suite) night-time light (NTL) imagery between 2012 and 2016 and electricity consumption data from the IEA World Energy Balance database, we assemble a five-year panel dataset to evaluate if and to what extent NTL data are able to capture interannual changes in electricity consumption within different countries worldwide. We analyze the strength of the relationship both across World Bank income categories and between regional clusters, and we evaluate the heterogeneity of the link for different sectors of consumption. Our results show that interannual variation in nighttime light radiance is an effective proxy for predicting within-country changes in power consumption across all sectors, but only in lower-middle income countries. The result is robust to different econometric specifications. We discuss the key reasons behind this finding. The regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle-East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbeans, and East Asia and the Pacific render a significant outcome, while changes in Europe, North America and South Asia are not successfully predicted by NTL. The designed methodological steps to process the raw data and the findings of the analysis improve the design and application of predictive models for electricity consumption based on NTL at different spatio-temporal scales.
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ISSN 1996-1073 ISBN Medium
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Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2200
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Author Rahman, S.A.; Bibbo, C.; Olcese, J.; Czeisler, C.A.; Robinson, J.N.; Klerman, E.B.
Title Relationship between endogenous melatonin concentrations and uterine contractions in late third trimester of human pregnancy Type Journal Article
Year (down) 2019 Publication Journal of Pineal Research Abbreviated Journal J Pineal Res
Volume in press Issue Pages
Keywords Human Health
Abstract In humans, circulating levels of the hormone melatonin and the initiation of spontaneous labor are both higher at night than during the day. Since activation of uterine melatonin receptors can stimulate human in vitro uterine contractions and these receptors are only expressed on the uterine tissue of women in labor, we hypothesized that circulating melatonin concentrations would affect uterine contractions in vivo. We evaluated the impact of light-induced modulation of melatonin secretion on uterine contractions in women during late third-trimester (~36-39 weeks) of pregnancy in two inpatient protocols. We found a significant (p<0.05) positive linear association between circulating melatonin concentrations and the number of uterine contractions under both protocols. On average, uterine contractions increased between 1.4 to 2.1 contractions per 30 minutes for every 10 pg/ml*h increase in melatonin concentration. These findings have both basic science and clinical implications for pregnant women, since endogenous melatonin levels and melatonin receptor activity can be altered by light and/or pharmaceutical agents. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Address Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
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ISSN 0742-3098 ISBN Medium
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Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2203
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Author Suter, P.M.
Title Gedanken zu Licht und Schlaf [Thoughts about Light and Sleep] Type Journal Article
Year (down) 2019 Publication Praxis Abbreviated Journal Praxis (Bern 1994)
Volume 108 Issue 2 Pages 139-143
Keywords Commentary; Human Health
Abstract Many aspects of health and disease are mainly determined by the constant change between light and darkness during a solar day. The resulting physiological rhythms correspond to the circadian rhythm, which was one of the most central drivers in the evolution of humans. However, over the last 20-30 years, these natural rhythms of the change of light and darkness are being increasingly ignored by modern societies. It is well known that these rhythms are modulators of many physiological pathways and any desynchronization or misalignment will activate different pathophysiological pathways, which contribute to the risk of chronic diseases. Light pollution by widespread illumination of our environment and the night sky and uncontrolled man-made use of any light source plays a key role in the pathogenesis of sleep disturbances. Blue light exposure in the evening from any artificial light source (especially from electronic device screens) is of special relevance in this context. In this article a few key facts concerning light, sleep and diseases are presented. We should by all means account for the effects of light and darkness and stop any further light pollution.

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Unser Leben wird durch die sich rhythmisch abwechselnde Helligkeit und Dunkelheit während eines «Solartages» bestimmt, was die Grundlage für den zirkadianen Rhythmus darstellt. Dies war Millionen von Jahren so, und erst in den vergangenen 20–30 Jahren wird diese Rhythmik infolge einer ubiquitären Verwendung von Licht zunehmend ignoriert. Die zirkadiane Rhythmik stellt allerdings eine der zentralsten Determinanten für Gesundheit und Krankheit dar, und man weiss, dass eine Abweichung vom bzw. Desynchronisation des normalen Rhythmus ein hohes pathophysiologisches Potenzial hat und in der Pathogenese der meisten chronischen Erkrankungen eine zentrale Rolle spielt. Die exzessive Beleuchtung der Umgebung und des Nachthimmels wird als Lichtverschmutzung oder «Light Pollution» bezeichnet, die sich unter anderem auch in Schlafstörungen manifestiert. Dabei darf im Besonderen das blaue Licht aus künstlichen Lichtquellen und Bildschirmen am Abend bei der Entstehung von Schlafstörungen nicht ausser Betracht gelassen werden. In diesem Artikel werden einige Aspekte zum Thema Licht, Schlaf und Gesundheit in Erinnerung gerufen und praxisrelevante Zusammenhänge aufgezeigt. Eine Kontrolle der Lichtverschmutzung ist dringend angezeigt.
Address 1 Medizinische Poliklinik, Klinik und Poliklinik fur Innere Medizin, Universitatsspital Zurich
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Language German Summary Language Original Title Mach nicht zu viel <<blau>>
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ISSN 1661-8157 ISBN Medium
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Notes PMID:30722742 Approved no
Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2205
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Author Farghly, M.F.A.; Mahrose, K.M.; Rehman, Z.U.; Yu, S.; Abdelfattah, M.G.; El-Garhy, O.H.
Title Intermittent lighting regime as a tool to enhance egg production and eggshell thickness in Rhode Island Red laying hens Type Journal Article
Year (down) 2019 Publication Poultry Science Abbreviated Journal Poult Sci
Volume in press Issue Pages
Keywords Animals
Abstract Influences of intermittent light regime as a tool to enhance egg production, egg quality, and blood parameters of laying hens were investigated. A total of 270 hens of Rhode Island Red (during 20 to 36 wk of age) were used to investigate the effects of intermittent light regime in completely randomized design. The birds were divided into 3 equal groups (6 replicates of 15 birds each) and housed in floor pens. The first group was served as non-treated control (C) and was exposed to continuous and constant light for 16 h light/day throughout the experimental period. Whereas, birds of the other groups were exposed to intermittent lights for 20 min/h + 40 min of constant light (T1; FLASH20) and 40 min/h + 20 min of constant light (T2; FLASH40) during the 16 h of light period. Hens of T1 group showed significantly (P </= 0.05) the highest concentration of total antioxidant capacity and the lowest one of malondialdehyde in comparison with the other groups. Hens of T1 group had significantly (P </= 0.05) the greatest egg laying rate and egg mass in comparison with the other counterparts. Feed consumption was similar in the groups under study. Hens exposed to FLASH20 had the lowest (P </= 0.05) FCR when compared with the other treatments. Eggs produced from hens exposed to FLASH20 had the highest value of shell thickness followed by the control and then that of those exposed to FLASH40. There were insignificant differences among the treatments in body weight of hens and all of other egg quality and egg problem traits. In conclusion, intermittent light regime of 20 min/h was the most efficient in comparison with the other ones. Finally, intermittent light regime of 20 min/h during laying period (during 20 to 36 wk of age) is highly recommended.
Address Animal Production Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Benha University, Qalubia, Egypt
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ISSN 0032-5791 ISBN Medium
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Notes PMID:30715501 Approved no
Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2206
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