CIESIN Thematic Guide to Night-time Light Remote Sensing and its Applications

  title={CIESIN Thematic Guide to Night-time Light Remote Sensing and its Applications},
  author={Christopher N. H. Doll},
Night-time light imagery stands unique amongst remote sensing data sources as it offers a uniquely ‘human’ view of the Earth’s surface. The presence of lighting across the globe is almost entirely due to some form of human activity be it settlements, shipping fleets, gas flaring or fires associated with swidden agriculture. This extensively illustrated guide introduces users to the types of night-time light data available, its characteristics and limitations. It details the distinguishing… CONTINUE READING


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