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Nasa's Black Marble Product Suite: Validation Strategy

Zhuosen Wang, Miguel O. Roman, Qingsong Sun, Virginia Kalb, Kytt MacManus, Robert E. Ryan, Mary Pagnutti, Dennis Helder
2018 IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium  
NASA's Black Marble nighttime lights product suite (VNP46) is available at 500 m resolution since January 2012 with data from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Day/Night Band (DNB)  ...  the full range of retrieval conditions.  ...  The primary satellite measurement suite of initial interest to NPV is NASA's Black Marble product suite (VNP46) (Figure 2 ), which will be transitioned to daily routine operations at NASA's Land Science  ... 
doi:10.1109/igarss.2018.8518106 dblp:conf/igarss/WangRSKMRPH18 fatcat:dhcjnza6hjhd7e2bavmdvy27ui

NASA's Black Marble Multiangle Nighttime Lights Temporal Composites

Zhuosen Wang, Ranjay M. Shrestha, Miguel O. Roman, Virginia L. Kalb
2022 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters  
This letter describes the algorithm of NASA's Black Marble monthly and annual (VNP46A3/A4) Nighttime Light (NTL) composites that are operationally produced for multiple view angle categories and snow conditions  ...  In addition to the daily Black Marble products (VNP46A1/A2), the recently released temporal composite products (VNP46A3/A4) are generated from daily high-quality, atmospheric, and lunar-Bidirectional Reflectance  ...  NASA's Black Marble NTL product suite at 15 arcsec spatial resolution has been produced from the VIIRS DNB.  ... 
doi:10.1109/lgrs.2022.3176616 fatcat:icbxnny4mbbfjdufxajujx5lvu


Z. Wang, M. O. Román, Q. Sun, A. L. Molthan, L. A. Schultz, V. L. Kalb
2018 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
The global 500 m spatial resolution National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Black Marble NTL daily standard product suite (VNP46) is generated from Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer  ...  With its improvements in product accuracy (including critical atmospheric and BRDF correction routines), the VIIRS daily Black Mable product enables systematic monitoring of outage conditions across all  ...  The Black Marble NTL products, produced at NASA's Land Science Investigator-led Processing Systems (Land SIPS), is available at 500 m resolution since 19 January, 2012.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-3-1853-2018 fatcat:d2mbp4gtr5hn7hjrvtrtl4o3i4

Emergencies do not stop at night: Advanced analysis of displacement based on satellite-derived nighttime light observations

Markus Enenkel, Ranjay M. Shrestha, Eleanor Stokes, Miguel Roman, Zhuosen Wang, Maria Teresa Miranda Espinosa, Ivana Hajzmanova, Justin Ginnetti, Patrick Vinck
2019 IBM Journal of Research and Development  
In addition to applications of the Black Marble dataset, his publications cover disaster risk management and remote sensing applications in the area of climate services, tropical storms, drought, and food  ...  His research interests include the added-value of remote sensing for humanitarian decision-support and related financial instruments.  ...  The second source of information is the Black Marble standard 500 m product (VPN46) [13] .  ... 
doi:10.1147/jrd.2019.2954404 fatcat:yxizhbzsqzaz5mutvyg7pcfucy

Satellite-based assessment of electricity restoration efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Miguel O. Román, Eleanor C. Stokes, Ranjay Shrestha, Zhuosen Wang, Lori Schultz, Edil A. Sepúlveda Carlo, Qingsong Sun, Jordan Bell, Andrew Molthan, Virginia Kalb, Chuanyi Ji, Karen C. Seto (+3 others)
2019 PLoS ONE  
During the recovery, a disproportionate share of long-duration power failures (> 120 days) occurred in rural municipalities (41% of rural municipalities vs. 29% of urban municipalities), and in the northern  ...  Unexpectedly, we also identify large disparities in electricity recovery between neighborhoods within the same urban area, based primarily on the density of housing.  ...  Generating and validating NASA's Black Marble standard product NASA's Black Marble standard product suite combines cloud-free, atmospheric-, terrain-, vegetation-, snow-, lunar-, and stray light-corrected  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0218883 pmid:31251791 pmcid:PMC6599127 fatcat:x3tc64ta6zderjxrcnzvl5elwu

Quantifying uncertainties in nighttime light retrievals from Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS Day/Night Band data

Zhuosen Wang, Miguel O. Román, Virginia L. Kalb, Steven D. Miller, Jianglong Zhang, Ranjay M. Shrestha
2021 Remote Sensing of Environment  
Based on this current assessment of NASA Black Marble retrievals (VNP46, Collection V001), we found that angular and atmospheric effects dominate retrieval uncertainty.  ...  Long-term changes such as urban development and abrupt shortterm changes such as power outages have been monitored from temporal NTL acquired by satellites.  ...  We also thank University of Dhaka, DEWA Research center, and Prof.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2021.112557 fatcat:nn5tsgv2mbezvp76mgg4mgd63y

Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing of Nighttime Light Observations: Advances, Challenges, and Perspectives

Zhao, Zhou, Li, Cao, He, Yu, Li, Elvidge, Cheng, Zhou
2019 Remote Sensing  
Nighttime light observations from remote sensing provide us with a timely and spatially explicit measure of human activities, and therefore enable a host of applications such as tracking urbanization and  ...  This paper reviews the advances of nighttime light sensors and products and examines the contributions of nighttime light remote sensing to perceiving the changing world from two aspects (i.e., human activities  ...  A description on NASA's Black Marble website ( BlackMarble.html) reports that the Black Marble high definition (HD) product, a future new suite of higher-level  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11171971 fatcat:64s6yglynvhwjiwcihvltoe5ym

Spatial Assessment of Community Resilience from 2012 Hurricane Sandy Using Nighttime Light

Jinwen Xu, Yi Qiang
2021 Remote Sensing  
The result indicates potential factors of NTL changes and urban-rural disparities of disaster impacts and recovery.  ...  The systematical documentation of the analysis workflow provides a reference for future research in the application of SNPP-VIIRS daily images.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13204128 fatcat:gbqemn6anjeldnvkpbf4hd7knq

Rapid assessment of cyclone damage using NPP-VIIRS DNB and ancillary data

Soma Sarkar
2021 Natural Hazards  
In the present study, National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (NPP-VIIRS) day/night band (DNB)-extracted night-time lights (NTL) data were explored for damage assessment  ...  caused by extremely severe cyclonic storm 'AMPHAN' that struck one of the most populous regions in India.  ...  Funding Not Applicable. Complaince with ethical standards Conflict of interest The author declares no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11069-020-04477-9 pmid:33424122 pmcid:PMC7782053 fatcat:qsyuc5hinrb6lp3r3banxanxdy

Hal Shelton Revisited: Designing and Producing Natural-Color Maps with Satellite Land Cover Data

Tom Patterson, Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso
2004 Cartographic Perspectives  
Advocating greater use of natural-color maps by contemporary cartographers, we discuss the advantages of natural-color maps compared to physical maps made with hypsometric tints; why natural-color maps  ...  Full-color illustrations show examples of Shelton's maps and those produced by digital techniques.  ...  Acknowledgements: Just as the making of natural-color maps is a team effort, so too is the writing of an article about them.  ... 
doi:10.14714/cp47.470 fatcat:6bs3hend2zftlfvi6o2b37adgu

Using Earth Observations to Help Developing Countries Improve Access to Reliable, Sustainable, and Modern Energy

Amy Leibrand, Natasha Sadoff, Tanya Maslak, Amy Thomas
2019 Frontiers in Environmental Science  
This paper reviews the many existing applications for EO data, such as the use of nighttime lights imagery for estimations of rural electrification, EO-derived normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI  ...  These and other applications can enhance energy security through improved governance of and access to modern and reliable electricity, renewable energy management, and disaster risk assessment in developing  ...  Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond. Washington, DC: NAP. Novellino, A., Jordan, C., Ager, G., Bateson, L., Fleming, C., and Confuorto, P.,  ... 
doi:10.3389/fenvs.2019.00123 fatcat:q4qqchrzzje25byap7ntzphlvi

Tracking Spatiotemporal Patterns of Rwanda's Electrification Using Multi-Temporal VIIRS Nighttime Light Imagery

Yuanxi Ru, Xi Li, Wubetu Anley Belay
2022 Remote Sensing  
than that in the rest of the country.  ...  After recovering from the Rwanda Genocide in the last century, Rwanda is experiencing rapid economic growth and urban expansion.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14174397 fatcat:2zmqfstoufakxfetj565yvrr7m

An Analysis of the Work Resumption in China under the COVID-19 Epidemic Based on Night Time Lights Data

Suzheng Tian, Ruyi Feng, Ji Zhao, Lizhe Wang
2021 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
Public emergencies often have an impact on the production and operation of enterprises.  ...  Although the level of work resumption is gradually increasing in every area, the specific situation of resumption of work varies in different regions.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi10090614 fatcat:cnin3yafe5hhdc4u2petunerzy

Asset exposure data for global physical risk assessment

Samuel Eberenz, Dario Stocker, Thomas Röösli, David N. Bresch
2020 Earth System Science Data  
Therefore, we compare disaggregated gross domestic product (GDP) per subnational administrative region to reported gross regional product (GRP) values for evaluation.  ...  Thus, the combination of both data types improves the spatial distribution of macroeconomic indicators.  ...  members of the Weather and Climate Risks Group at ETH Zurich for their input and discussions shaping this publication.  ... 
doi:10.5194/essd-12-817-2020 fatcat:u4hdc5wksfggpotmunlkrco7di

Fifty years of nightly global low-light imaging satellite observations

Christopher D. Elvidge, Kimberly Baugh, Tilottama Ghosh, Mikhail Zhizhin, Feng Chi Hsu, Tamara Sparks, Morgan Bazilian, Paul C. Sutton, Kenneth Houngbedji, Ran Goldblatt
2022 Frontiers in Remote Sensing  
Many of the shortcomings of DMSP data were addressed with the NASA/NOAA Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) day/night band (DNB), which opened a new era in nighttime light studies.  ...  In total, EOG has produced 65 annual global nighttime light products and over 650 monthly products.  ...  Acknowledgments The DMSP and VIIRS nighttime lights are only possible thanks to the many years of effort to build, fly and collect global nightly low light imaging data by the U.S.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frsen.2022.919937 fatcat:gepmwflpu5hqpceunczwo3aape
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