The first World Atlas of the artificial night sky brightness

@article{Cinzano2001TheFW,
  title={The first World Atlas of the artificial night sky brightness},
  author={Pierantonio Cinzano and Fabio Falchi and C. D. Elvidge Dipartimento di Astronomia and Padova and Italy. and Office of the Director and Noaa National Geophysical Data Center and Boulder and Co},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={328},
  pages={689-707}
}
  • P. Cinzano, F. Falchi, Co
  • Published 3 August 2001
  • Environmental Science
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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