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Author (up) Archila Bustos, M.F.; Hall, O.; Andersson, M. url  doi
  Title Nighttime lights and population changes in Europe 1992-2012 Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Ambio Abbreviated Journal Ambio  
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  Keywords Remote Sensing  
  Abstract Nighttime satellite photographs of Earth reveal the location of lighting and provide a unique view of the extent of human settlement. Nighttime lights have been shown to correlate with economic development and population but little research has been done on the link between nighttime lights and population change over time. We explore whether population decline is coupled with decline in lighted area and how the age structure of the population and GDP are reflected in nighttime lights. We examine Europe between the period of 1992 and 2012 using a Geographic Information System and regression analysis. The results suggest that population decline is not coupled with decline in lighted area. Instead, human settlement extent is more closely related to the age structure of the population and to GDP. We conclude that declining populations will not necessarily lead to reductions in the extent of land development.  
  Address Department of Human and Economic Geography, Lund University, Solvegatan 10, 223 62, Lund, Sweden  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 0044-7447 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:25773533 Approved no  
  Call Number LoNNe @ christopher.kyba @ Serial 1138  
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