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Author Baskill, D.
Title How dark is your sky? Type Journal Article
Year 2010 Publication Astronomy & Geophysics Abbreviated Journal (up)
Volume 51 Issue 6 Pages 6.23-6.24
Keywords Skyglow
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 548
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Author Hiscocks, P.D.; Gudmundsson, S.
Title The Contribution of Street Lighting to Light Pollution. Type Journal Article
Year 2010 Publication Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Abbreviated Journal (up)
Volume 104 Issue 5 Pages 190
Keywords Skyglow
Abstract Urban centres create a bubble of light overhead, known as sky glow. Sky glow is a form of wasted energy and light pollution that reduces our view of the night sky, contributes to the destruction of wildlife habitat, and impacts human health. There are many sources that contribute to sky glow: light from residential and business windows, illuminated signs, uplight on buildings and billboard advertizing, and street illumination. An aerial view of a city at night suggests that street lighting is a major contributor to sky glow. In this note we quantify the percentage contribution of street lighting to sky glow, over the city of Reykjavik (Iceland).
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 549
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Author So, C.W.
Title Observational Studies of the Night Sky in Hong Kong. Type Journal Article
Year 2010 Publication Master's thesis, The University of Hong Kong. Abbreviated Journal (up)
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 550
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Author Luginbuhl, C.B.; Walker, C.E.; Wainscoat, R.J.
Title Lighting and Astronomy. Type Journal Article
Year 2009 Publication Physics Today Abbreviated Journal (up)
Volume 62 Issue 12 Pages 32-37
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 551
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Author Aubé, M.
Title Light pollution modeling and detection in a heterogeneous environment Type Journal Article
Year 2007 Publication Proceedings of Starlight 2007 conference. La Palma, Spain. Abbreviated Journal (up)
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Abstract Few attempts have been made to measure aerosol optical depth (AOD) behaviour

during the night. One such method uses spectrally calibrated stars as reference targets

but the available number of stars is limited. This is especially true for urban sites where

artificial lighting hide most of these stars. In our research we attempt to provide an

alternate method one which exploits the artificial sky glow generated by light pollution.

To achieve that goal, we designed a new methodology which links a 3D light

pollution model with in situ light pollution spectral measurements obtained with our

detector called Spectrometer for aerosol night detection (SAND). The basic idea was to

adjust an AOD value into the model in order to fit the measured artificial sky brightness.

This method requires an accurate model that includes spatial heterogeneity in lighting

angular geometry, in lighting spectral dependence, in ground spectral reflectance and

in topography along with a detailed definition of the vertical atmospheric profile. This

model, named ILLUMINA, computes 1st and 2nd order molecular and aerosol scattering

as well as aerosol absorption. A correction for sub grid obstacles is also included.

These model features represent major improvements to previous light pollution models.

Therefore, new possibilities for light pollution studies will arise, many of which are of

particular interest to the astronomical community. In this paper we will present model

and detector features and some of the first results derived from ILLUMINA model. We

will also present our web based spatio-temporal Sky spectral luminance measurements

database project.
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 552
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