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Author (up) 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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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2052-4463 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:32499523 Approved no  
  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2985  
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