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Author Aubrecht, C.; Jaiteh, M.; Sherbinin, A.De.; Longcore, T.
Title Monitoring impact of urban settlements on nearby protected areas from space. Type (up) Journal Article
Year 2010 Publication Geophysical Research Abstracts Abbreviated Journal
Volume 12 Issue Pages 12758-12758
Keywords Remote Sensing
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Call Number LoNNe @ schroer @ Serial 570
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Author Olsen, R.N.; Gallaway, T.; Mitchell, D.
Title Modelling US light pollution Type (up) Journal Article
Year 2014 Publication Journal of Environmental Planning and Management Abbreviated Journal Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Volume 57 Issue 6 Pages 883-903
Keywords Remote Sensing; Economics; Economic development; population
Abstract This paper uses a unique US dataset to study the economic causes of light pollution at the local (county) level. Light pollution has been shown to have negative consequences for both wildlife and humans. Light pollution is a form of pollution commonly ignored by environmental professionals. Traditionally, light-pollution models focus on population-based explanations. This paper confirms the importance of population in understanding light pollution. However, the results highlight the importance of economic variables, especially local economic development, in explaining the existence and extent of light pollution. Estimated models show, for example, that local employment patterns, personal income, roads and energy use are all important explanatory variables. By highlighting the connections between light pollution and specific types of local economic activity, this paper provides policy makers with additional information that they can use to improve public policies intended to safeguard the environment and local wildlife.
Address Department of Economics, Missouri State University, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, MO 65897, USA; reedolsen(at)missouristate.edu
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Publisher Taylor & Francis Place of Publication Editor
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Call Number LoNNe @ schroer @ Serial 580
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Author Amaral, S.; Monteiro, A.M.V.; Camara, G.; Quintanilha, J.A.
Title DMSP/OLS night-time light imagery for urban population estimates in the Brazilian Amazon Type (up) Journal Article
Year 2006 Publication International Journal of Remote Sensing Abbreviated Journal International Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume 27 Issue 5 Pages 855-870
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 701
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Author Anderson, S.J.; Tuttle, B.T.; Powell, R.L.; Sutton, P.C.
Title Characterizing relationships between population density and nighttime imagery for Denver, Colorado: issues of scale and representation Type (up) Journal Article
Year 2010 Publication International Journal of Remote Sensing Abbreviated Journal International Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume 31 Issue 21 Pages 5733-5746
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 702
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Author Chalkias, C.; Petrakis, M.; Psiloglou, B.; Lianou, M.
Title Modelling of light pollution in suburban areas using remotely sensed imagery and GIS Type (up) Journal Article
Year 2006 Publication Journal of Environmental Management Abbreviated Journal J Environ Manage
Volume 79 Issue 1 Pages 57-63
Keywords Remote Sensing; Air Pollutants/*analysis; Cities; Environmental Monitoring/*methods; *Geographic Information Systems; Greece; Humans; *Light; Models, Theoretical; *Suburban Health
Abstract This paper describes a methodology for modelling light pollution using geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) technology. The proposed approach attempts to address the issue of environmental assessment in sensitive suburban areas. The modern way of life in developing countries is conductive to environmental degradation in urban and suburban areas. One specific parameter for this degradation is light pollution due to intense artificial night lighting. This paper aims to assess this parameter for the Athens metropolitan area, using modern analytical and data capturing technologies. For this purpose, night-time satellite images and analogue maps have been used in order to create the spatial database of the GIS for the study area. Using GIS advanced analytical functionality, visibility analysis was implemented. The outputs for this analysis are a series of maps reflecting direct and indirect light pollution around the city of Athens. Direct light pollution corresponds to optical contact with artificial night light sources, while indirect light pollution corresponds to optical contact with the sky glow above the city. Additionally, the assessment of light pollution in different periods allows for dynamic evaluation of the phenomenon. The case study demonstrates high levels of light pollution in Athens suburban areas and its increase over the last decade.
Address Department of Geography, Harokopio University, El. Venizelou Str., Kalithea, 17671 Athens, Greece. xalkias@hua.gr
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 729
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