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Remote Sensing of Night Lights—Beyond DMSP

Department of Geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel
German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ), Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin, Germany
Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055, China
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
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Remote Sens. 2019, 11(12), 1472;
Received: 8 June 2019 / Accepted: 17 June 2019 / Published: 21 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Remote Sensing of Night Lights – Beyond DMSP)
Remote sensing of night lights differs from other sources of remote sensing in its ability to directly observe human activity from space as well as in informing us on a new type of anthropogenic threat, that of light pollution. This special issue focuses on studies which used newer sensors than the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program - Operational Line-Scan System (DMSP/OLS). Most of the analyses focused on data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) nighttime sensor (also called the Day/Night Band, or VIIRS/DNB in short), for which the first instrument in the series was launched in 2011. In this editorial, we provide an overview of the 12 papers published in this special issue, and offer suggestions for future research directions in this field, both with respect to the remote sensing platforms and algorithms, and with respect to the development of new applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: night lights; VIIRS/DNB; urban night lights; VIIRS/DNB; urban
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Levin, N.; Kyba, C.C.M.; Zhang, Q. Remote Sensing of Night Lights—Beyond DMSP. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 1472.

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Levin N, Kyba CCM, Zhang Q. Remote Sensing of Night Lights—Beyond DMSP. Remote Sensing. 2019; 11(12):1472.

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Levin, Noam, Christopher C.M. Kyba, and Qingling Zhang. 2019. "Remote Sensing of Night Lights—Beyond DMSP" Remote Sensing 11, no. 12: 1472.

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