Urbanization, Coastal Vulnerability, and Sustainability (VI): Earth at Night - What can and can't be Seen?

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Remote Sensing Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM (MDT)
Room: Taylor, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Qihao Weng
Chairs: Qihao Weng


Artificial light at night provides a unique footprint of human activities and settlements. The Operational Line-scan System of Defense Meteorology Satellite Program (DMSP-OLS) and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) of Suomi NPP satellite together offer free-access and long-term NTL imageries, and NTL data thereby has been extensively used in the studies of human activities and settlements at nighttime. The NASA’s Black Marble is expected to provide a consistent, monthly night-time light image data product, and will offer a new opportunity for related studies. This panel will assess the prospects and pitfalls of nighttime light imaging and applications.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Qihao Weng Indiana State University 10
Panelist Miguel Román Universities Space Research Association (USRA) 20
Panelist Zhuosen Wang University of Maryland College Park/NASA GSFC 15
Panelist Yanhua Xie Indiana State University 15
Panelist Qiming Zheng Indiana State University 15
Discussant Qihao Weng Indiana State University 20

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