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A photopollution index based on weighted cumulative visibility to night lights
Author(s): Demetris Stathakis; Leonidas Liakos; Christos Chalkias; Maria Pafi
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Paper Abstract

A method is presented to estimate photopollution (a.k.a night-lights pollution) in a macroscopic manner, i.e. that can be applied globally, using open-domain data. Photopollution has two components, direct illumination and skyglow i.e. the diffused scattering of light in the atmosphere. The proposed method is currently focusing on direct illumination only. The novelty is that viewshed analysis is deployed, taking into account the viewing distance as well as the amount of the light at each source. Moreover, monthly variation of photopollution is measured based on recently available suitable data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10793, Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments III, 1079304 (9 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2500212
Show Author Affiliations
Demetris Stathakis, Univ. of Thessaly (Greece)
Leonidas Liakos, Univ. of Thessaly (Greece)
Christos Chalkias, Harokopio Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Maria Pafi, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10793:
Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments III
Thilo Erbertseder; Nektarios Chrysoulakis; Ying Zhang, Editor(s)

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