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Author Filho, C.R.D.S.; Zullo Jr, J.; Elvidge, C. url  doi
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  Title Brazil's 2001 energy crisis monitored from space Type Journal Article
  Year 2004 Publication International Journal of Remote Sensing Abbreviated Journal International Journal of Remote Sensing  
  Volume 25 Issue 12 Pages 2475-2482  
  Keywords Remote Sensing; Energy  
  Abstract Data sensed by the US Air Force Defence Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS) during the years 2000 and 2001 in Brazil were tested as a tool to monitor reduction of nocturnal lighting. This particular timing was examined as the Brazilian population and industry were forced to reduce electric power consumption by 20% during 2001, in relation to 2000, for a period of several months, starting officially on 1 June 2001. Large urban agglomerates were compelled to switch off city lights by at least the same amount. The Distrito Federal (DF), including the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, was one of the primary areas where the government actively sought electric power consumption reductions. Using the DF as a study case, we demonstrate that the mean grey levels derived from averaging DMSP-OLS data acquired over urban centres appear to be a useful index to monitor relative oscillations in energy consumption.  
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  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2362  
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Author Levin, N.; Kark, S.; Crandall, D. url  doi
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  Title Where have all the people gone? Enhancing global conservation using night lights and social media Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Ecological Applications Abbreviated Journal Ecological Applications  
  Volume 25 Issue 8 Pages 2153–2167  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 1150  
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Author Hu, C.; Chen, S.; Wang, M.; Murch, B.; Taylor, J. url  doi
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  Title Detecting surface oil slicks using VIIRS nighttime imagery under moon glint: a case study in the Gulf of Mexico Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Remote Sensing Letters Abbreviated Journal Remote Sensing Letters  
  Volume 6 Issue 4 Pages 295-301  
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  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 1151  
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Author Ebener, S.; Murray, C.; Tandon, A.; Elvidge, C.C. url  doi
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  Title From wealth to health: modelling the distribution of income per capita at the sub-national level using night-time light imagery Type Journal Article
  Year 2005 Publication International Journal of Health Geographics Abbreviated Journal Int J Health Geogr  
  Volume 4 Issue 1 Pages 5  
  Keywords poverty; remote sensing; light pollution  
  Abstract BACKGROUND: Sub-national figures providing information about the wealth of the population are useful in defining the spatial distribution of both economic activity and poverty within any given country. Furthermore, since several health indicators such as life expectancy are highly correlated with household welfare, sub-national figures allow for the estimation of the distribution of these health indicators within countries when direct measurement is difficult.We have developed methods that utilize spatially distributed information, including night-time light imagery and population to model the distribution of income per capita, as a proxy for wealth, at the country and sub-national level to support the estimation of the distribution of correlated health indicators. RESULTS: A first set of analysis are performed in order to propose a new global model for the prediction of income per capita at the country level. A second set of analysis is then confirming the possibility to transfer the country level approach to the sub-national level on a country by country basis before underlining the difficulties to create a global or regional models for the extrapolation of sub-national figures when no country data set exists. CONCLUSIONS: The methods described provide promising results for the extrapolation of national and sub-national income per capita figures. These results are then discussed in order to evaluate if the proposed methods could not represent an alternative approach for the generation of consistent country specific and/or global poverty maps disaggregated to some sub-national level.  
  Address Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, Av, Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. ebeners@who.int  
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  Call Number IDA @ john @ Serial 125  
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Author Cinzano, P.; Falchi, F.; Elvidge, C.D. url  doi
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  Title Naked-eye star visibility and limiting magnitude mapped from DMSP-OLS satellite data Type Journal Article
  Year 2001 Publication Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Abbreviated Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society  
  Volume 323 Issue 1 Pages 34-46  
  Keywords light at night; remote sensing; GTOPO30; DMSP; light pollution; modeling; mapping  
  Abstract We extend the method introduced by Cinzano et al. (2000a) to map the artificial sky brightness in large territories from DMSP satellite data, in order to map the naked eye star visibility and telescopic limiting magnitudes. For these purposes we take into account the altitude of each land area from GTOPO30 world elevation data, the natural sky brightness in the chosen sky direction, based on Garstang modelling, the eye capability with naked eye or a telescope, based on the Schaefer (1990) and Garstang (2000b) approach, and the stellar extinction in the visual photometric band. For near zenith sky directions we also take into account screening by terrain elevation. Maps of naked eye star visibility and telescopic limiting magnitudes are useful to quantify the capability of the population to perceive our Universe, to evaluate the future evolution, to make cross correlations with statistical parameters and to recognize areas where astronomical observations or popularisation can still acceptably be made. We present, as an application, maps of naked eye star visibility and total sky brightness in V band in Europe at the zenith with a resolution of approximately 1 km.  
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  Call Number IDA @ john @ Serial 175  
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