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Author Huang, X., Wang, C., & Lu, J.
Title Understanding Spatiotemporal Development of Human Settlement in Hurricane-prone Areas on U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts using Nighttime Remote Sensing Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages (up) 1-22
Keywords Remote Sensing; hurricanes; cyclones; Weather; natural disasters; DMSP-OLS; nighttime light; night lights; vegetation-adjusted NTL urban index; VANUI
Abstract Hurricanes, as one of the most devastating natural disasters, have posed great threats to people in coastal areas. A better understanding of spatiotemporal dynamics of human settlement in hurricane-prone areas is demanded for sustainable development. This study uses the DMSP/OLS nighttime light (NTL) data sets from 1992 to 2013 to examine human settlement development in areas with different levels of hurricane proneness. The DMSP/OLS NTL data from six satellites were intercalibrated and desaturated with AVHRR and MODIS optical imagery to derive the vegetation-adjusted NTL urban index (VANUI), a popular index that quantifies human settlement intensity. The derived VANUI time series was examined with the Mann-Kendall test and Theil-Sen test to identify significant spatiotemporal trends. To link the VANUI product to hurricane impacts, four hurricane-prone zones were extracted to represent different levels of hurricane proneness. Aside from geographic division, a wind-speed weighted track density function was developed and applied to historical North Atlantic Basin (NAB)-origin storm tracks to better categorize the four levels of hurricane proneness. Spatiotemporal patterns of human settlement in the four zones were finally analyzed. The results clearly exhibit a north-south and inland-coastal discrepancy of human settlement dynamics. This study also reveals that both the zonal extent and zonal increase rate of human settlement positively correlate with hurricane proneness levels. The intensified human settlement in high hurricane-exposure zones deserves further attention for coastal resilience.
Address Department of Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 29208, U.S.A
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Call Number IDA @ intern @ Serial 2519
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Author Lei, S., Xu, J., Li, Y, Du, C., Mu, M., Zeng, S., Miao, S., Bi, S., Wang, Q., & Lyu, H.
Title Remote Monitoring of PSD Slope Under the Influence of Sand Dredging Activities in Lake Hongze Based on Landsat-8/OLI Data and VIIRS/DNB Night-Time Light Composite Data Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages (up) 1-15
Keywords Remote Sensing
Abstract Particle size distribution (PSD) is an important characterization parameter of the particle size structure of suspended particles, which is vulnerable to human activities such as sand dredging. In this study, sand dredging numbers were evaluated by the accumulated radiance algorithm using the night-time light composite data of the visible infrared imaging radiometer suite, and the PSD slope was derived by band ratio algorithm of Landsat-8/operational land imager (OLI) imagery. Then, the influence of sand mining on PSD slope was analyzed. We draw several crucial findings. First, the ratio of RRrs(Red) to RRrs(Green) based on OLI imagery was capable of retrieving PSD slope with good robustness (R2 = 0.71, p < 0.01, n = 41) and verified acceptance (mean absolute percentage error = 4.29%, root mean square error = 0.19, n = 20), and the PSD slope in HZL was lower in summer than in the other seasons from 2014 to 2017. Second, The night active vessels extracted from the night-time images show that sand dredging activities began at the outlet of Chengzi Lake (CZL) in April 2012, spread to the whole lake between 2014 and 2016, and then stopped in the northeast region in March 2017 due to the strict control of the local government. Third, the PSD slope is strongly influenced by sand mining, which is positively correlated with the number of sand dredgers (R2 = 0.92), i.e., the PSD slope increases 0.21 per 100 working sand dredgers in CZL.
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Author Schwarting, T., McIntire, J., Oudrari, H., & Xiong, X
Title JPSS-1/NOAA-20 VIIRS Day-Night Band Prelaunch Radiometric Calibration and Performance Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages (up) 1-13
Keywords Instrumentation
Abstract The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on board the first Joint Polar-Orbiting Satellite System series 1 (JPSS-1) has a panchromatic, three gain stage, day-night band (DNB) capable of imaging the Earth under illumination conditions ranging from reflected moonlight to daytime scenes. The DNB has four charged-coupled devices (CCDs) with 32 different modes of time-delay integration and subpixel aggregation to achieve high SNR in low light conditions while maintaining roughly constant spatial resolution across scan. During the prelaunch testing phase, these 32 different aggregation modes are separately calibrated over a large dynamic range (covering seven orders of magnitude) through a series of radiometric tests designed to generate initial calibration coefficients for the sensor data record (SDR) operational algorithm, assess radiometric performance, and determine compliance with the sensor design requirements. Early in the environmental testing at the Raytheon El Segundo facility, nonlinear behavior was discovered in some DNB edge of scan aggregation modes at low signal levels. In response to this nonlinearity, the test program was altered to characterize the radiometric performance both in the baseline configuration and with a modified aggregation scheme that eliminates the modes used at the end of scan, replacing them with an unaffected adjacent mode and trading off spatial resolution for improved linearity. Presented in this paper is the radiometric performance under both sensor configurations including dynamic range, sensitivity, radiometric uncertainty, and nonlinearity along with a discussion of the potential impact to DNB on-orbit calibration and SDR performance.
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Author Chen, Z., Yu, B., Ta, N., Shi, K., Yang, C., Wang, C., Zhao, X., Deng, S., & Wu, J.
Title Delineating Seasonal Relationships Between Suomi NPP-VIIRS Nighttime Light and Human Activity Across Shanghai, China Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages (up) 1-9
Keywords Remote Sensing
Abstract The nighttime light (NTL) remote-sensing data have been widely applied in several applications for analyzing the urbanization process. The relationship between NTL intensity and human activity becomes a solid foundation for the applications using NTL data. However, there is no research, so far, revealing how the human activity seasonality could impact the seasonal change of NTL intensity. In this paper, a comparative analysis, box plot, and random forest algorithm were applied to NTL remote-sensing data and points of interest (POIs) data within Shanghai, China. The results show that in spring and autumn, the NTL is much brighter than that in summer and winter, especially within high human activity density area. The NTL intensity can be partly (approximately 40%) explained as the joint effects of the five POI categories. By analyzing the contributions of each POI category to NTL intensity, we found that the National Polar-Orbiting Partnership-Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (NPP-VIIRS) could be used to dig more information about gross domestic product (GDP) and traffic-based applications with consideration of NTL seasonality.
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Author Obayashi, K.; Yamagami, Y.; Kurumatani, N.; Saeki, K.
Title Bedroom lighting environment and incident diabetes mellitus: a longitudinal study of the HEIJO-KYO cohort Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication Sleep Medicine Abbreviated Journal Sleep Medicine
Volume 65 Issue Pages (up) 1-3
Keywords Human Health; Metabolic disorders; diabetes; geriatrics
Abstract Objectives

Light information received by the brain influences human circadian timing and metabolism; low-level light at night (LAN) significantly increased body mass and led to prediabetes in mice. We hypothesized that LAN exposure increases the diabetes risk in humans. The aim of the present study was to evaluate a longitudinal association between LAN exposure and the incidence of diabetes in a general population.

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In our prospective cohort study, bedroom light intensity was measured at 1-min intervals in 678 elderly participants without diabetes at baseline. The average light intensity recorded between bedtimes and rise times over two consecutive nights was used in the analysis.

Results

During follow-up (median, 42 months), 19 of the 678 participants (mean age, 70.6 years) developed diabetes. Poisson regression models revealed that the incidence rate for diabetes was significantly higher in the LAN group (average ≥5 lux, N = 128) than the dark group (average <5 lux, N = 550) (incidence rate ratio, 3.74; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.55–9.05; p=0.003). Further propensity score adjustments in relation to LAN produced consistent results (incidence rate ratio, 3.19; 95% CI, 1.38–7.35; p=0.007). When the cut-off value of LAN was decreased to 3 lux, the relationship remained significant (incidence rate ratio 2.74; 95% CI, 1.19–6.33; p=0.018).

Conclusions

Our findings suggest that LAN exposure increases the incidence of diabetes in a general elderly population. Further research involving a large cohort with new-onset diabetes is warranted to elucidate these findings.
Address Department of Epidemiology, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, 840 Shijocho, Kashiharashi, Nara, 634-8521, Japan; obayashi(at)naramed-u.ac.jp
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Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2605
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