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Author Elvidge, C. D.; Baugh, K. E.; Dietz, J. B.; Bland, T.; Sutton, P. C.; Kroehl, H. W. url  doi
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  Title Radiance calibration of DMSP-OLS low-light imaging data of human settlements. Type Journal Article
  Year 1999 Publication Remote Sensing of Environment Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 68 Issue 1 Pages 77-88  
  Keywords Remote Sensing; DMSP; DMSP-OLS; satellite; night lights; light pollution  
  Abstract Nocturnal lighting is a primary method for enabling human activity. Outdoor lighting is used extensively worldwide in residential, commercial, industrial, public facilities, and roadways. A radiance calibrated nighttime lights image of the United States has been assembled from Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS). The satellite observation of the location and intensity of nocturnal lighting provide a unique view of humanities presence and can be used as a spatial indicator for other variables that are more difficult to observe at a global scale. Examples include the modeling of population density and energy related greenhouse gas emissions.  
  Address NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, CO USA  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 930  
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Author Elvidge, C. D.; Baugh, K. E.; Kihn, E. A.; Kroehl, H. W.; Davis, E. R. openurl 
  Title Mapping city lights with nighttime data from the DMSP Operational Linescan System. Type Journal Article
  Year 1997 Publication Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 63 Issue 6 Pages 727–734  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 931  
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Author Elvidge, C. D.; Hsu, F.-C.; Baugh, K. E.; Ghosh, T. openurl 
  Title National Trends in Satellite-Observed Lighting. Type Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication Global Urban Monitoring and Assessment Through Earth Observation Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 97 Issue Pages  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 932  
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Author Elvidge, C. D.; Sutton, P. C.; Turtle, B. T.; Baugh, K. E.; Howard, A. T.; Erwin, E. H. openurl 
  Title Change Detection in Satellite Observed Nighttime Lights: 1992-2003 Type Journal Article
  Year 2007 Publication In Urban Remote Sensing Joint Event, 2007 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-4  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 933  
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Author Elvidge, C.; Pettit, D.; Imhoff, M.; Nemani, R.; Pack, D.; Cinzano, P. url  doi
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  Title Observational considerations for moderate resolution nighttime lights Type Journal Article
  Year 2008 Publication In Optical Engineering+ Applications Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 70810V–70810V  
  Keywords Remote Sensing  
  Abstract A concept has been developed for a satellite sensor system capable of global observation of the location, extent and brightness of night-time lights at a spatial resolution suitable for the delineation of primary features within human settlements. Nightsat should be capable of producing a complete cloud-free global map of lights on an annual basis. We have used a combination field spectra of outdoor lighting, moderate resolution color photography of cities at night from the International Space Station, and high-resolution airborne camera imagery acquired at night to define a range of spatial, spectral, and detection limit options for a future Nightsat mission. Primary findings of our study are that Nightsat should collect data from a near-synchronous orbit in the mid-evening with 50 to 100 m spatial resolution, detection limits in the range of 10-8 watts/cm2/sr/um, and a capacity for in-flight radiometric calibration. Although panchromatic low-light imaging data would be useful, multispectral low-light imaging data would provide valuable information on the type or character of lighting; potentially stronger predictors of variables, such as ambient population density and economic activity. The Nightsat mission concept is unique in its focus on observing a human activity, in contrast to traditional Earth observing systems that focus on natural systems.  
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