Special Issue "Light Pollution"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2022 | Viewed by 7998
Interests: light; lighting; light pollutions; energy efficiency; light and color; colorimetry; photometry; measurement of optical radiation; circadian radiation; light color quality; light sources; LEDs; SSL - solid state lighting; luminaires; lighting design
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on Light Pollution. Artificial outdoor lighting at night (ALAN) can be a source of unwanted light pollution, which is visually perceived as a brilliant hemisphere surrounding the city sky. The sky glow is perceptible even from space. It should be noted that this unnecessary brightening of the sky is not just a “sky glow” effect, but also causes other unwanted effects such as biological light pollution and negative impacts on human health. ALAN is increasing rapidly and can disturb nightscapes, ecosystems, and consequently biodiversity—including protected areas. It is also wasted electricity, which negatively affects the environment in the form of air dust, greenhouse gases, and the production of ash and slag emissions by power plants. Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Artificial radiance monitoring from airborne and Earth-orbiting platforms;
- Long-term assessment of the evolution of the artificial night sky brightness;
- Modeling and measurement of artificial light propagation in the atmosphere;
- Modeling of obstructive outdoor lights;
- Multi- and hyperspectral techniques for light pollution research;
- Optics and photonics components and devices for light pollution research;
- Photonic technologies for healthy and environmentally sustainable lighting;
- Quantitative methods for assessing human exposure to artificial light at night.
Dr. Irena Fryc
Dr. Tomasz Ściężor
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- unwanted artificial light
- light pollution
- obstructive lighting
- botanical light pollution
- sky glow
- sustainable lighting
- light pollution measurement devices