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.
|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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