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Author McNally, D. url  doi
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  Title Dark skies in the UK Type Journal Article
  Year (down) 2012 Publication Astronomy & Geophysics Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 53 Issue 3 Pages 3.25-3.25  
  Keywords Editorial  
  Abstract The United Kingdom is a highly and densely populated country (∼62 million people) with a high level of light pollution. It is not easy to find places in the UK where you can still see the Milky Way — indeed the best that is often on offer is the main defining stars of the major constellations, the brighter planets and the Moon. Even the Moon is hardly noticeable from central London. But there are still dark places in the UK. The best area to find them is in the remote northwest of Scotland — but this region is not noted for its fine weather and neither is it easy to get to. However, there are places closer to centres of population that offer satisfactorily dark skies where the Milky Way and a few nebulosities are visible with the naked eye. Sites of this sort of quality are still to be found in the National Parks with excellent access to major centres of population.  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 462  
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Author Lolkema; D.T.; et al url  openurl
  Title Position Paper from the User Community Earth Observation of Nighttime Lighting Type Journal Article
  Year (down) 2011 Publication Unpublished position paper Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Artificial night lighting is a unique sign of human activity. Pictures from space show us

beautifully and strikingly how we illuminate our planet. Light emission (and low-light

reflection) data can aid research in numerous fields, from socio-economic studies, via light

pollution, to emergency response. The only instrument currently capable of measuring

nighttime lights from space is the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program – Operational

Linescan System (DMSP-OLS). Although this unique dataset was the first to allow analysis

of our nighttime activities, it has many shortcomings, such as rather coarse spatial resolution

(2.5 km ground sampling distance), only panchromatic visible spectral information and no

visible band calibration, 6-bit quantification, saturation and overglow. By the end of 2011, a

new instrument will be launched, the Visible-Infrared Imager-Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)

onboard the NPOESS1

Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite. This instrument remedies some of

the shortcomings of the DMSP-OLS instrument, but it still is not designed for earth

observation of nighttime lighting and lacks many specifications we advocate here. On June

10th 2011, the High Sensitivity Camera (HSC) onboard the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite was

launched successfully. This instrument has a panchromatic band (450 – 610 nm) and a

resolution of 200-300 meters. The foreseen products and other characteristics are yet

unknown to the authors.
 
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Author Spivey, A. url  doi
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  Title The Mixed Blessing of Phosphor-Based White LEDs Type Journal Article
  Year (down) 2011 Publication Environmental Health Perspectives Abbreviated Journal Environ Health Perspect  
  Volume 119 Issue 11 Pages a472-a473  
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Author Aubrecht, C.; Stojan-Dolar, M.; de Sherbinin, A.; Jaiteh, M.; Longcore, T.; Elvidge, C. url  openurl
  Title Lighting governance for protected areas and beyond – Identifying the urgent need for sustainable management of artificial light at night Type Journal Article
  Year (down) 2010 Publication Earthzine Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages e61460  
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Author Smith, M. url  doi
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  Title Time to turn off the lights Type Journal Article
  Year (down) 2009 Publication Nature Abbreviated Journal Nature  
  Volume 457 Issue 7225 Pages 27  
  Keywords Editorial; Animal Migration/radiation effects; Animals; Astronomy/trends; Conservation of Energy Resources/economics/trends; *Darkness; Environmental Pollution/*adverse effects/economics/*prevention & control; Equipment Design/trends; Humans; Lighting/*adverse effects/economics  
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  Address Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile. msmith@ctio.noao.edu  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 466  
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