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Author Li, P.; Zhang, H.; Wang, X.; Song, X.; Shibasaki, R.
Title A spatial finer electric load estimation method based on night-light satellite image Type Journal Article
Year 2020 Publication Energy Abbreviated Journal Energy
Volume 209 Issue Pages (down) 118475
Keywords Remote Sensing
Abstract As a fundamental parameter of the electric grid, obtaining spatial electric load distribution is the premise and basis for numerous studies. As a public, world-wide, and spatialized dataset, NPP/VIIRS night-light satellite image has been long used for socio-economic information estimation, including electric consumption, while little attention has been given to the electric load estimation. Additionally, most of the previous studies were performed at a large spatial scale, which could not reflect the electric information inner a city. Therefore, this paper proposes a method to estimate electric load density at a township-level spatial scale based on NPP/VIIRS night-light satellite data. Firstly, we reveal the different fitting relationships between EC (Electric Consumption)-NLS (Night-Light Sum) and EL (Electric Load)-NLI (Night-Light Intensity). Then, we validated the spatial-scale’s influence on the estimation accuracy by experiment via generating a series of simulated datasets. After working out the super-resolution night-light image with the SRCNN (Super-Resolution Convolutional Neural Network) algorithm, we established a finer spatial estimation model. By taking a monthly data of Shanghai as a case study, we validate the model we established. The result shows that estimating electric load at township-level based on night-light satellite data is feasible, and the SRCNN algorithm can improve the performance.
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Author Huang, G.; Huang, Y.; Liu, Z.; Wei, J.; Zhu, Q.; Jiang, G.; Jin, X.; Li, Q.; Li, F.
Title White light-emitting diodes based on quaternary Ag–In-Ga-S quantum dots and their influences on melatonin suppression index Type Journal Article
Year 2021 Publication Journal of Luminescence Abbreviated Journal Journal of Luminescence
Volume 233 Issue Pages (down) 117903
Keywords Lighting technology
Abstract Light sources have effect on the circadian rhythms so as to the health of human. Therefore, both visual and non-visual effects should be considered when designing and fabricating light sources. Quantum dot (QD) materials have been extensively used as color converters to fabricate white light-emitting diodes (LEDs). However, most of the work on the photoluminescent QD-based LEDs (QLEDs) are focused on the improvement of visual performances. Here, quaternary Ag–In-Ga-S (AIGS)/ZnS QDs are synthesized for the application of white QLEDs taking both visual and non-visual performances into consideration. Theoretical calculation is carried out and the results show that QLEDs based on the combination of red emission QDs and green emission ones can exhibit a high color rendering index (CRI) of 90.8 and a color correlated temperature (CCT) of 5669 K, a melatonin suppression index (MSI) of 0.788. Furthermore, the combination of red 670 nm emission and green 550 nm AIGS/ZnS QDs are integrated with a blue-emission chip to fabricate QLEDs. The as fabricated devices exhibit a maximum CRI of 90.33, a CCT of 5947 K and an MSI of 0.7866, which are all consistent with the simulation results. These experimental results are comparable to those of some commercial white light sources. We discuss non-visual effects of QLEDs for the first time, and our research results show that AIGS/ZnS QDs, which are free-of heavy metal elements and have wide full-width of half maximums (FWHMs), are suitable for the fabrication white light sources with highly visual performances and tunable MSI values, which have many potential applications in the field of healthy lighting and environmentally friendly light sources.
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Author Forsburg, Z.R.; Guzman, A.; Gabor, C.R.
Title Artificial light at light (ALAN) affects the stress physiology but not the behavior or growth of Rana berlandieri and Bufo valliceps Type Journal Article
Year 2021 Publication Environmental Pollution Abbreviated Journal Environmental Pollution
Volume in press Issue Pages (down) 116775
Keywords Animals
Abstract Artificial light at night (ALAN) alters the natural light dark patterns in ecosystems. ALAN can have a suite of effects on community structure and is a driver of evolutionary processes that influences a range of behavioral and physiological traits. Our understanding of possible effects of ALAN across species amphibians is lacking and research is warranted as ALAN could contribute to stress and declines of amphibian populations, particularly in urban areas. We tested the hypothesis that exposure to constant light or pulsed ALAN would physiologically stress Rio Grande leopard frog (Rana berlandieri) and Gulf Coast toad (Bufo valliceps) tadpoles. We reared tadpoles under constant or pulsed (on and off again) ALAN for 14 days and measured corticosterone release rates over time using a non-invasive water-borne hormone protocol. ALAN treatments did not affect behavior or growth. Tadpoles of both species had higher corticosterone (cort) release rates after 14 days of constant light exposure. Leopard frog tadpoles had lower cort release rates after exposure to pulsed ALAN while toad tadpoles had higher cort release rates. These results suggest that short-term exposure to constant or pulsed light at night may contribute to stress in tadpoles but that each species differentially modulated their cort response to ALAN exposure and a subsequent stressor. This flexibility in the upregulation and downregulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-interrenal axis response may indicate an alternative mechanism for diminishing the deleterious effects of chronic stress. Nonetheless, ALAN should be considered in management and conservation plans for amphibians.
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Author Russart, K.L.G.; Chbeir, S.A.; Nelson, R.J.; Magalang, U.J.
Title Light at night exacerbates metabolic dysfunction in a polygenic mouse model of type 2 diabetes mellitus Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication Life Sciences Abbreviated Journal Life Sci
Volume 231 Issue Pages (down) 116574
Keywords Animals; diabetes; human health; mouse models; Type 2 diabetes; Insulin Resistance
Abstract AIMS: Electric lighting is beneficial to modern society; however, it is becoming apparent that light at night (LAN) is not without biological consequences. Several studies have reported negative effects of LAN on health and behavior in humans and nonhuman animals. Exposure of non-diabetic mice to dim LAN impairs glucose tolerance, whereas a return to dark nights (LD) reverses this impairment. We predicted that exposure to LAN would exacerbate the metabolic abnormalities in TALLYHO/JngJ (TH) mice, a polygenic model of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We exposed 7-week old male TH mice to either LD or LAN for 8-10weeks in two separate experiments. After 8weeks of light treatment, we conducted intraperitoneal glucose tolerance testing (ipGTT) followed by intraperitoneal insulin tolerance testing (ipITT). In Experiment 1, all mice were returned to LD for 4weeks, and ipITT was repeated. KEY FINDINGS: The major results of this study are i) LAN exposure for 8weeks exacerbates glucose intolerance and insulin resistance ii) the effects of LAN on insulin resistance are reversed upon return to LD, iii) LAN exposure results in a greater increase in body weight compared to LD exposure, iv) LAN increases the incidence of mice developing overt T2DM, and v) LAN exposure decreases survival of mice with T2DM. SIGNIFICANCE: In conclusion, LAN exacerbated metabolic abnormalities in a polygenic mouse model of T2DM, and these effects were reversed upon return to dark nights. The applicability of these findings to humans with T2DM needs to be determined.
Address Department of Neuroscience, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH 43210, USA; Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
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Author Molcan, L.; Sutovska, H.; Okuliarova, M.; Senko, T.; Krskova, L.; Zeman, M.
Title Dim light at night attenuates circadian rhythms in the cardiovascular system and suppresses melatonin in rats Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication Life Sciences Abbreviated Journal Life Sci
Volume 231 Issue Pages (down) 116568
Keywords Animals
Abstract AIMS: Cardiovascular parameters exhibit significant 24-h variability, which is coordinated by the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), and light/dark cycles control SCN activity. We aimed to study the effects of light at night (ALAN; 1-2lx) on cardiovascular system control in normotensive rats. MAIN METHODS: Heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) were measured by telemetry during five weeks of ALAN exposure. From beat-to-beat telemetry data, we evaluated spontaneous baroreflex sensitivity (sBRS). After 2 (A2) and 5 (A5) weeks of ALAN, plasma melatonin concentrations and the response of BP and HR to norepinephrine administration were measured. The expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and endothelin-1 was determined in the aorta. Spontaneous exploratory behaviour was evaluated in an open-field test. KEY FINDINGS: ALAN significantly suppressed the 24-h variability in the HR, BP, and sBRS after A2, although the parameters were partially restored after A5. The daily variability in the BP response to norepinephrine was reduced after A2 and restored after A5. ALAN increased the BP response to norepinephrine compared to the control after A5. Increased eNOS expression was found in arteries after A2 but not A5. Endothelin-1 expression was not affected by ALAN. Plasma melatonin levels were suppressed after A2 and A5. Spontaneous exploratory behaviour was reduced. SIGNIFICANCE: ALAN decreased plasma melatonin and the 24-h variability in the haemodynamic parameters and increased the BP response to norepinephrine. A low intensity ALAN can suppress circadian control of the cardiovascular system with negative consequences on the anticipation of a load.
Address Department of Animal Physiology and Ethology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2548
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