Ongoing Conflict Makes Yemen Dark: From the Perspective of Nighttime Light

@article{Jiang2017OngoingCM,
  title={Ongoing Conflict Makes Yemen Dark: From the Perspective of Nighttime Light},
  author={Wei Jiang and Guojin He and Tengfei Long and Huichan Liu},
  journal={Remote Sensing},
  year={2017},
  volume={9},
  pages={798}
}
The Yemen conflict has caused a severe humanitarian crisis. This study aims to evaluate the Yemen crisis by making use of time series nighttime light images from the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite sensor (NPP-VIIRS). We develop a process flow to correct NPP-VIIRS nighttime light from April 2012 to March 2017 by employing the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Operational Linescan System (DMSP-OLS) stable nighttime light image. The time… CONTINUE READING
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  • The time series analyses at national scales show that there is a sharp decline in the study period from February 2015 to June 2015 and that the total nighttime light (TNL) of Yemen decreased by 71.60% in response to the decline period.

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