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Author de Miguel, A.S.; Castano, J.G.; Zamorano, J.; Pascual, S.; Angeles, M.; Cayuela, L.; Martinez, G.M.; Challupner, P.; Kyba, C.C.M.
Title Atlas of astronaut photos of Earth at night Type Journal Article
Year 2014 Publication Astronomy & Geophysics Abbreviated Journal Astronomy & Geophysics
Volume 55 Issue 4 Pages 4.36-4.36
Keywords (up) Remote Sensing
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Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 482
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Author Min, B.; Gaba, K.M.; Sarr, O.F.; Agalassou, A.
Title Detection of rural electrification in Africa using DMSP-OLS night lights imagery Type Journal Article
Year 2013 Publication International Journal of Remote Sensing Abbreviated Journal International Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume 34 Issue 22 Pages 8118-8141
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Abstract We report on the first systematic ground-based validation of the US Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program’s Operational Linescan System (DMSP-OLS) night lights imagery to detect rural electrification in the developing world. Drawing upon a unique survey of villages in Senegal and Mali, this study compares night-time light output from the DMSP-OLS against ground-based survey data on electricity use in 232 electrified villages and additional administrative data on 899 unelectrified villages. The analysis reveals that electrified villages are consistently brighter than unelectrified villages across annual composites, monthly composites, and a time series of nightly imagery. Electrified villages appear brighter because of the presence of streetlights, and brighter villages tend to have more streetlights. By contrast, the correlation of light output with household electricity use and access is low. We further demonstrate that a detection algorithm using data on night-time light output and the geographic location of settlements can accurately classify electrified villages. This research highlights the potential to use night lights imagery for the planning and monitoring of ongoing efforts to connect the 1.4 billion people who lack electricity around the world.
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Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 484
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Author Yao, Y.
Title Correlation of Human Activities with Population and GDP in Chinese Cities -Based on the Data of DMSP-OLS. Type Journal Article
Year 2012 Publication International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering Abbreviated Journal
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Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 487
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Author Doll, C.N.H.
Title Population detection profiles of DMSP-OLS night-time imagery by regions of the world. Type Journal Article
Year 2011 Publication Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Advanced Network, February 21-25, 2011, Hong Kong, China Abbreviated Journal
Volume 30 Issue Pages 190-206
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Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 488
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Author Lolkema, D.T.; et al
Title Position Paper from the User Community Earth Observation of Nighttime Lighting Type Journal Article
Year 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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Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 489
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