Dynamics of Urbanization Levels in China from 1992 to 2012: Perspective from DMSP/OLS Nighttime Light Data

@article{Gao2015DynamicsOU,
  title={Dynamics of Urbanization Levels in China from 1992 to 2012: Perspective from DMSP/OLS Nighttime Light Data},
  author={Bin Gao and Qingxu Huang and Chunyang He and Qun Ma},
  journal={Remote Sensing},
  year={2015},
  volume={7},
  pages={1721-1735}
}
The authenticity and reliability of urbanization levels measured by different indicators in China have not reached a consensus, which may impede our understanding of the process of urbanization and its impacts on the environment. The objective of this study was to describe a reliable method of estimating urbanization level based on the Operational Line-scan System (OLS) on the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) nighttime light data and to analyze the dynamics of urbanization levels… CONTINUE READING
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