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Author Barentine, J.C.; Kundracik, F.; Kocifaj, M.; Sanders, J.C.; Esquerdo, G.A.; Dalton, A.M.; Foott, B.; Grauer, A.; Tucker, S.; Kyba, C.C.M. url  doi
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  Title Recovering the city street lighting fraction from skyglow measurements in a large-scale municipal dimming experiment Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer Abbreviated Journal Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer  
  Volume 253 Issue Pages 107120  
  Keywords Skyglow; Remote Sensing  
  Abstract Anthropogenic skyglow dominates views of the natural night sky in most urban settings, and the associated emission of artificial light at night (ALAN) into the environment of cities involves a number of known and suspected negative externalities. One approach to lowering consumption of ALAN in cities is dimming or extinguishing publicly owned outdoor lighting during overnight hours; however, there are few reports in the literature about the efficacy of these programs. Here we report the results of one of the largest municipal lighting dimming experiments to date, involving ~ 20,000 roadway luminaires owned and operated by the City of Tucson, Arizona, U.S. We analyzed both single-channel and spatially resolved ground-based measurements of broadband night sky radiance obtained during the tests, determining that the zenith sky brightness during the tests decreased by ()% near the city center and ()% at an adjacent suburban location on nights when the output of the street lighting system was dimmed from 90% of its full power draw to 30% after local midnight. Modeling these changes with a radiative transfer code yields results suggesting that street lights account for about (14 ± 1)% of light emissions resulting in skyglow seen over the city. A separate derivation from first principles implies that street lighting contributes only % of light seen at the zenith over Tucson. We discuss this inconsistency and suggest routes for future work.  
  Address 3223 N 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719; john(at)darksky.org  
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  ISSN 0022-4073 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial (down) 2989  
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Author Coesfeld, J.; Kuester, T.; Kuechly, H.U.; Kyba, C.C.M. url  doi
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  Title Reducing Variability and Removing Natural Light from Nighttime Satellite Imagery: A Case Study Using the VIIRS DNB Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Sensors Abbreviated Journal Sensors  
  Volume 20 Issue 11 Pages 3287  
  Keywords Remote Sensing; Instrumentation  
  Abstract Temporal variation of natural light sources such as airglow limits the ability of night light sensors to detect changes in small sources of artificial light (such as villages). This study presents a method for correcting for this effect globally, using the satellite radiance detected from regions without artificial light emissions. We developed a routine to define an approximate grid of locations worldwide that do not have regular light emission. We apply this method with a 5 degree equally spaced global grid (total of 2016 individual locations), using data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Day-Night Band (DNB). This code could easily be adapted for other future global sensors. The correction reduces the standard deviation of data in the Earth Observation Group monthly DNB composites by almost a factor of two. The code and datasets presented here are available under an open license by GFZ Data Services, and are implemented in the Radiance Light Trends web application.  
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  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial (down) 2988  
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Author Sun, C.; Liu, Y.; Zhao, S.; Jin, S. url  doi
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  Title Estimating offshore oil production using DMSP-OLS annual composites Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Abbreviated Journal ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing  
  Volume 165 Issue Pages 152-171  
  Keywords Remote Sensing  
  Abstract Offshore oil exploitation is expanding worldwide in response to the increasing demand for global energy. The long-term acquisition of information on offshore oil production is essential to solve geo-political conflicts and to control marine pollution. However, such information is either dispersed among different authorities or may not even exist. Night-Time Lights (NTL) data has advantages in terms of synoptic coverage and repeatability, providing the opportunity to collect information about marine resources and energy. Until recently, estimating offshore oil production using NTL data was still challenging, largely due to the inability of distinguishing the NTL of oil and gas production. Here, we present an approach for retrieving the spatio-temporal distribution of offshore oil production using DMSP-OLS annual composites. Starting with the geo-locations of offshore platforms, we first propose a Method for Platform Type Classification (MPTC) to discriminate oil platforms from gas platforms. A Model for Oil Production Estimation and Assignment (MOPEA) was then designed by correlating the sum of brightness from oil platforms with offshore oil production. Given worldwide data availability, the offshore regions of the United Kingdom (UK) were used as the initial study area. The principal results are as follows: (i) the overall accuracy of the MPTC and the relative error of the MOPEA were 87.8% and 11.5%, respectively, and the production of each oilfield was in order of magnitude agreement with reality; (ii) there were 365 oil platforms and 258 gas platforms in the UK during 1992–2013, with a distinct spatial distribution north and south of the latitude of 55°N; and (iii) the offshore oil production of the UK declined substantially during 1992–2013, from 9.92 × 107 to 5.63 × 107 sm3, despite an increase in the number of oilfields from 39 to 120 plots; this was mainly because the loss of production in previously highly productive oilfields was too great to be offset by the increased number of low production oilfields. The regional transferability of the MPTC and MOPEA was then validated with reference to three other offshore regions (the Gulf of Guinea of Nigeria, the South China Sea, and the northern Gulf of Mexico of the USA) with satisfactory results. In addition, the MPTC and MOPEA are demonstrated to be capable of extension to the NPP-VIIRS products, paving the way for future applications.  
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  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial (down) 2987  
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Author Liu, Y.; Zhang, X.; Pan, X.; Ma, X.; Tang, M. url  doi
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  Title The spatial integration and coordinated industrial development of urban agglomerations in the Yangtze River Economic Belt, China Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Cities Abbreviated Journal Cities  
  Volume 104 Issue Pages 102801  
  Keywords Remote Sensing  
  Abstract Urban agglomeration is the engine of national development and regional prosperity. Although extensive work has investigated issues related to this new form of spatial governance, few studies have directly illustrated the spatial integration of urban agglomeration and its relationship with industrial development. This paper employs nighttime light data and industrial enterprise datasets to investigate the spatial integration and industrial development in the Yangtze River Economic Belt (YREB) of China for 1995–2015. We here illustrate the significant relationship between the spatial integration of urban agglomerations and the characteristics of industrial development. In the process of spatial integration, urban form, intercity relation and their evolution show clear regional differences. Because of the differences in socio-economic and geographical characteristics, urban systems are more advanced and closely related in developed areas. A significant negative (positive) spatial correlation between industrial specialization (diversification) and urban form is supported by using bivariate Moran's I, and spatial clustering patterns are clearly different across the three urban agglomerations. A panel regression reveals that intercity relations are significantly associated with the characteristics of industrial development. Higher levels of industrial diversification and competition are associated with weaker intercity relations, while industrial structures similarities are reversed. These findings could be used to formulate reasonable policies and plans and to support future regional spatial integration and coordinated development.  
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  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial (down) 2986  
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Author Li, X.; Zhou, Y.; Zhao, M.; Zhao, X. url  doi
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  Title A harmonized global nighttime light dataset 1992-2018 Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Scientific Data Abbreviated Journal Sci Data  
  Volume 7 Issue 1 Pages 168  
  Keywords Remote Sensing  
  Abstract Nighttime light (NTL) data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)/Operational Linescan System (OLS) and the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite provide a great opportunity for monitoring human activities from regional to global scales. Despite the valuable records of nightscape from DMSP (1992-2013) and VIIRS (2012-2018), the potential of the historical archive of NTL observations has not been fully explored because of the severe inconsistency between DMSP and VIIRS. In this study, we generated an integrated and consistent NTL dataset at the global scale by harmonizing the inter-calibrated NTL observations from the DMSP data and the simulated DMSP-like NTL observations from the VIIRS data. The generated global DMSP NTL time-series data (1992-2018) show consistent temporal trends. This temporally extended DMSP NTL dataset provides valuable support for various studies related to human activities such as electricity consumption and urban extent dynamics.  
  Address Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 50011, USA  
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  ISSN 2052-4463 ISBN Medium  
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  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial (down) 2985  
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