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Click here for a long list of publications based on data from the NOAA's nighttime lights analysis based on DMSP/OLS data.

Aerial and Space-Based Light Pollution Observations: Measurement and Applications

Bennie J, Davies TW, Duffy JP, Inger R, Gaston KJ (2014) Contrasting trends in light pollution across Europe based on satellite observed night time lights. Scientific Reports 4: 3789

Sánchez de Miguel A, Castaño JG, Zamorano J, Ángeles M, Cayuela L, Martinez GM, Challupner P, Kyba CCM (2014) Atlas of astronaut photos of Earth at night. Astronomy & Geophysics, in press

Sánchez de Miguel A, Zamorano J, Gómez Castaño J, Pascual S (2014) Evolution of the energy consumed by street lighting in Spain estimated with DMSP-OLS data. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, in press

Baugh K, Hsu FC, Elvidge CD, Zhizhin M (2013) Nighttime Lights Compositing Using the VIIRS Day-Night Band: Preliminary Results. Proceedings of APAN 2013

Elvidge CD, Baugh K, Zhizhin M, Hsu FC (2013) Why VIIRS data are superior to DMSP for mapping nighttime lights. Proceedings of APAN 2013

Elvidge CD, Zhizhin M, Hsu F, Baugh KE (2013) VIIRS Nightfire: Satellite Pyrometry at Night. Remote Sensing 5: 4423-4449

Hale JD, Davies G, Fairbrass AJ, Matthews TJ, Rogers CDF, Sadler JP (2013) Mapping Lightscapes: Spatial Patterning of Artificial Lighting in an Urban Landscape. PLoS ONE 8(5): e61460

Hsu F, Elvidge CD, Matsuno Y (2013) Exploring and estimating in-use steel stocks in civil engineering and buildings from night-time lights Exploring and estimating in-use steel stocks in civil engineering and buildings from night-time lights. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34: 490-504.

Johnson RS, Zhang J, Hyer EJ, Miller SD, Reid JS (2013) Preliminary investigations toward nighttime aerosol optical depth retrievals from the VIIRS day/night band. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 6: 587-612

Kyba CCM, Wagner JM, Kuechly HU, Walker CE, Elvidge CD, Falchi F, Ruhtz R, Fischer J, Hölker F (2013) Citizen Science Provides Valuable Data for Monitoring Global Night Sky Luminance. Scientific Reports 3: 1835

Li X, Chen X, Zhao Y, Xu J, Chen F, Li H (2013) Automatic intercalibration of night-time light imagery using robust regression. Remote Sensing Letters 4

Li X, Linlin G, Chen X (2013) Detecting Zimbabwe's Decadal Economic Decline Using Nighttime Light Imagery. Remote Sensing 5: 4551-4570

Li X, Xu H, Chen X, Li C (2013) Potential of NPP-VIIRS Nighttime Light Imagery for Modeling the Regional Economy of China. Remote Sensing 5: 3057-3081

Mazor T, Levin N, Possingham HP, Levy Y, Rocchini D, Richardson AJ, Kark S (2013) Can satellite-based night lights be used for conservation? The case of nesting sea turtles in the Mediterranean. Biological Conservation 159: 63-72

Min B, Gaba KW, Sarr OF, Agalassou A (2013) Detection of rural electrification in Africa using DMSP-OLS night lights imagery Detection of rural electrification in Africa using DMSP-OLS night lights imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34: 8118-8141

Miller SD, Sraka W, Mills SP, Elvidge CD, Lee TF, Solbrig J, Walther A, Heidinger AK, Weiss SC (2013) Illuminating the Capabilities of the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Day/Night Band. Remote Sens 5: 6717-6766

Solbrig JE, Lee TE, Miller SD (2013) Advances in Remote Sensing: Imaging the Earth by Moonlight. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 94: 349-350

Tang L, Cheng H, Qu G (2013) Estimating Provincial Economic Development Level of China Using DMSP/OLS Nighttime Light Satellite Imagery. Advanced Materials Research 807-809, 1903

Wu J, He S, Peng J, Li W, Zhong X (2013) Intercalibration of DMSP-OLS night-time light data by the invariant region method. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34: 7356-7368

Butt (2012) Estimation of Light Pollution Using Satellite Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Techniques. GIScience & Remote Sensing 49.

Chen B, Shi G, Wang B, Zhao J, Tan S (2012) Estimation of the anthropogenic heat release distribution in China from 1992 to 2009. ACTA Meteorologica Sinica 26:507-515

Elvidge CD, Baugh KE, Anderson SJ, Sutton PC, Ghosh T (2012) The Lumen Gini Coefficient: a satellite imagery derived human development index. Soc Geogr Discuss 8:27-59

Kuechly HU, Kyba CCM, Ruhtz T, Lindemann C, Wolter C, Fischer J, Hölker F (2012) "Aerial survey and spatial analysis of sources of light pollution in Berlin, Germany." Remote Sensing of Environment, 126:39-50 (2012). download unproofed preprint

Levin N, Duke Y (2012) High spatial resolution night-time light images for demographic and socio-economic studies. Remote Sensing of Environment 119: 1-10

Letu H, Hara M, Tana G, Nishio F (2012) A Saturated Light Correction Method for DMSP/OLS Nighttime Satellite Imagery. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50:389-396

Ma T, Zhou C, Pei T, Haynie S, Fan J (2012) Quantitative estimation of urbanization dynamics using time series of DMSP/OLS nighttime light data: A comparative case study from China's cities. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124: 99-107

Miller SD, Mills SP, Elvidge CD, Tindsey DT, Lee TF, Hawkins JD (2012) Suomi satellite brings to light a unique frontier of nighttime environmental sensing capabilities. PNAS 109: 15706-15711

Propastin P, Kappas M (2012) Assessing Satellite-Observed Nighttime Lights for Monitoring Socioeconomic Parameters in the Republic of Kazakhstan. GIScience & Remote Sensing 49: 538-557

Small C, Elvidge CD (2012) Night on Earth: Mapping decadal changes of anthropogenic night light in Asia. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, in press

Yao Y (2012) Correlation of Human Activities with Population and GDP in Chinese Cities -Based on the Data of DMSP-OLS. International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering

Zhao N, Ghosh T, Samson EL (2012) Mapping spatio-temporal changes of Chinese electric power consumption using night-time imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing 33

Zhao N, Samson EL (2012) Estimation of virtual water contained in international trade products using nighttime imagery. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 18:243-250

Baugh K, Elivdge C, Ghosh T, Ziskin D (2011) Development of a 2009 Stable Lights Product using DMSPOLS data. Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Advanced Network

Chen X, NordHaus WD (2011) Using luminosity data as a proxy for economic statistics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Chowdhury PKR, Maithani S, Dadhwal VK (2011) Estimation of urban population in Indo-Gangetic Plains using night-time OLS data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, in press

Doll CNH (2011) Population detection profiles of DMSP-OLS night-time imagery by regions of the world. Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Advanced Network, February 21-25, 2011, Hong Kong, China

Lolkema DT, et al (2011) Position Paper from the User Community Earth Observation of Nighttime Lighting. Unpublished position paper

Rodrigues P, Aubrecht C, Gil A, Longcore T, Elvidge C (2011) Remote sensing to map influence of light pollution on Cory's shearwater in São Miguel Island, Azores Archipelago. Eur J Wildl Res (In press)

Roychowdhury K, Jones S, Arrowsmith C, Reinke K (2011) Indian census using satellite images: Can DMSP-OLS data be used for small administrative regions? Proceedings of the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event 2011, April 13-11, Munich, Germany

Roychowdhury K, Taubenbock H, Jones S (2011) Delineating urban, suburban, rural areas using Landsat and DMSP-OLS night-time images. Proceedings of the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event 2011, April 13-11, Munich, Germany

Small C, Elvidge CD (2011) Mapping Decadal Change in Anthropogenic Night Light. Procedia Environmental Sciences 7: 353-358 (proceedings of "Spatial Statistics 2011: Mapping Global Change".

Yang M, Wang S, Zhou Y, Wang L (2011) Review on Applications of DMSP/OLS Night-time Emissions Data. Remote Sensing Technology and Application 26(1): 45-51

Zamorano Calvo J, Sánchez de Miguel A, Pascual Ramírez S Gómez Castaño J, Ramírez Moreta P, Challupner P (2011) ISS nocturnal images as a scientific tool against Light Pollution. Unpublished working paper submitted to NASA JSC Imaging Lab

Zeng C, Zhou Y, Wang S, Yan F, Zhao Q (2011) Population spatialization in China based on night-time imagery and land use data. International Journal of Remote Sensing (in press)

Elvidge CD, Keith DM, Tuttle BT, Baugh KE (2010) Spectral identification of lighting type and character. Sensors 10: 3961-3988

Paulino C, Escudero L (2010) Use of Night Satellite Imagery to Monitor the Squid Fishery in Peru. Case study 10 of Handbook of Satellite Remote Sensing Image Interpretation: Applications for Marine Living Resources Conservation and Management

Ziskin D, Baugh K, Hsu FC, Ghosh T, Elvidge C (2010) Methods Used For the 2006 Radiance Lights Proceedings of the 30th Asia-Pacific Advanced Network Meeting, August 9-13, Hanoi, Vietnam [DMSP Radiance data for 2006 is available here]

Elvidge CD, Ziskin D, Baugh KE, Tuttle BT, Ghosh T, Pack DW, Erwin EH, Zhizhin M (2009) A Fifteen Year Record of Global Natural Gas Flaring Derived from Satellite Data. Energies 2:595-622.

Elvidge CD, Cinzano P, Pettitd DR, Arvesene J, Sutton P, Small C, Nemanih R, Longcore T, Rich C, Safrank J, Weeks J, Ebener S (2007) The Nightsat mission concept. International Journal of Remote Sensing 28:12 2645 - 2670

Sutton P (2003) A scale-adjusted measure of 'Urban sprawl' using nighttime satellite imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 86:3 353-369

Cinzano P, Falchi F, Elvidge CD (2001) The first World Atlas of the artificial night sky brightness. Mon Not R Astron Soc 328: 689-707.

Imhoff ML, Lawrence WT, Elvidge CD, Levine E, Privalsky MV, Brown V (1997) Using nighttime DMSP/OLS images of city lights to estimate the impact of urban land use on soil resources in the United States. Remote Sensing of Environment, 59(1): 105-117

Elvidge, CD, Baugh KE, Kihn EA, Kroehl HW, Davis, ER (1996) Mapping city lights with night-time data from the DMSP operational linescan system. Photogram Eng Remote Sens 63: 727-734.