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Author Mills, E.
Title (down) Why we're here: The $230-billion global lighting energy bill Type Journal Article
Year 2002 Publication Right Light Abbreviated Journal
Volume 5 Issue Pages 369-385
Keywords Energy
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 782
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Author Elvidge, C.D.; Baugh, K.E.; Zhizhin, M.; Hsu, F.-C.
Title (down) Why VIIRS data are superior to DMSP for mapping nighttime lights Type Journal Article
Year 2013 Publication Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network Abbreviated Journal APAN Proceedings
Volume 35 Issue Pages 62
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Abstract For more than forty years the U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS) has been the only satellite system collecting global low-light imaging data. A series of twenty-four DMSP satellites have collected low-light imaging data. The design of the OLS has not changed significantly since satellite F-4 flew in the late 1970’s and OLS data have relatively coarse spatial resolution, limited dynamic range, and lack in-flight calibration. In 2011 NASA and NOAA launched the Suomi National Polar Partnership (SNPP) satellite carrying the first Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument. The VIIRS collects low light imaging data and has several improvements over the OLS’ capabilities. In this paper we contrast the nighttime low light imaging collection capabilities of these two systems and compare their data products.
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Call Number IDA @ john @ Serial 198
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Author Kerenyi, N.A.; Pandula, E.; Feuer, G.
Title (down) Why the incidence of cancer is increasing: the role of 'light pollution' Type Journal Article
Year 1990 Publication Medical Hypotheses Abbreviated Journal Medical Hypotheses
Volume 33 Issue 2 Pages 75-78
Keywords Human Health
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Call Number LoNNe @ kagoburian @ Serial 769
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Author Marchant, P.R.
Title (down) Why Lighting Claims Might Well Be Wrong Type Journal Article
Year 2017 Publication International Journal of Sustainable Lighting Abbreviated Journal Intl J of Sustainable Lighting
Volume 19 Issue 1 Pages 69-74
Keywords Security; Crime; lighting; regulation
Abstract This paper gives some background to claims of benefit from road lighting and why large beneficial claims may be suspect. It places this in the context of general concerns about the unreliability of claims in science using knowledge gained, particularly from investigations in the field of health-care. It points to the need to plan, proceed and check science in unbiased and rigorous ways. It gives recommendations for more transparency, asks for clear protocols to be produced in advance, that clear reports are written which follow appropriate reporting guidelines and that the data is accessible.
Address Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom LS1 3HE; P.Marchant(at)leedsbeckett.ac.uk
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Call Number IDA @ john @ Serial 1678
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Author Briggs, R. C.
Title (down) Why does aid not target the poorest? Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication AIDDATA Abbreviated Journal
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Abstract Foreign aid projects typically have local effects, so if they are to reduce poverty then they need to be placed close to the poor. I show that, conditional on local population, World Bank (WB) project aid targets richer parts of countries. This relationship holds over time and across world regions. I test five explanations for pro-rich targeting using a pre-registered conjoint experiment on WB task team leaders (TTLs). TTLs perceive aid-receiving governments as most interested in targeting aid politically and controlling implementation. They also believe that aid works better in poorer or more remote areas, but that implementation in these areas is uniquely difficult. These results speak to debates in distributive politics, international bargaining over aid, and principal-agent issues in international organizations. The results also suggest that tweaks to WB incentive structures to make ease of project implementation less important may encourage aid to flow to poorer parts of countries.
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Call Number IDA @ intern @ Serial 2719
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