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Author Hoag, A.A.
Title City Sky Glow Monitoring at Kitt Peak. Type Journal Article
Year 1973 Publication Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Abbreviated Journal
Volume 85 Issue 507 Pages 503-507
Keywords Skyglow
Abstract Photographs of night sky have been taken from Kitt Peak on clear moonless nights to provide a record of changes in contamination from artificial lights. Quantitative measures confirm the obvious qualitative impression that city sky-glow brightness is increasing as is the case at most existing observatory sites.
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 565
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Author Walker, M.F.
Title Light Pollution in California and Arizona. Type Journal Article
Year 1973 Publication Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Abbreviated Journal
Volume 85 Issue 507 Pages 508-519
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Abstract The present and future effect of artificial illumination on ground-based optical astronomical observations in California and Arizona is discussed. It is concluded that the effectiveness of all major observatories in these states is presently or potentially limited by light pollution. Consequently, it is essential that immediate efforts be undertaken to: (1) Control outdoor illumination to lengthen the useful life of existing observatory sites, and (2) Identify and protect the best remaining sites both within and outside the United States. The characteristics and probable locations of the best sites for ground-based optical astronomical observations are discussed.
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 567
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Author Walker, M.F.
Title The California Site Survey. Type Journal Article
Year 1970 Publication Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Abbreviated Journal
Volume 82 Issue Pages 672-698
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 568
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Author Aubrecht, C.; Elvidge, C. D.; Ziskin, D.; Longcore, T.; Rich, C.
Title 'When the lights stay on' – A novel approach to assessing human impact on the environment. Earth. Type Journal Article
Year 2008 Publication Earthzine Abbreviated Journal
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Keywords Ecology
Abstract A consequence of the explosive expansion of human civilization has been the global loss of biodiversity and changes to life-sustaining geophysical processes of Earth. The footprint of human occupation is uniquely visible from space in the form of artificial night lighting – ranging from the burning of the rainforest to massive offshore fisheries to omnipresent lights of cities, towns, and villages. This article describes a novel approach to assessing global human impact using satellite observed nighttime lights. The results provide reef managers and governments a first-pass screening tool for reef conservation projects. Sites requiring restoration and precautionary actions can be identified and assessed further in more focused investigations. We hope to create a mental picture for others to see and encourage participation in maintaining and restoring the natural world.
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Call Number LoNNe @ schroer @ Serial 569
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Author Aubrecht, C.; Jaiteh, M.; Sherbinin, A.De.; Longcore, T.
Title Monitoring impact of urban settlements on nearby protected areas from space. Type Journal Article
Year 2010 Publication Geophysical Research Abstracts Abbreviated Journal
Volume 12 Issue Pages 12758-12758
Keywords Remote Sensing
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Call Number LoNNe @ schroer @ Serial 570
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