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Landcover change and light pollution in Kota Bandarlampung
Author(s): Akmal F. Rohman; Muhammad Hafidz; Azra Q. Hazairin; Fitri Riadini
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Excessive emission of light or light pollution at night is one of the elements of environmental pollution. Indirectly light pollution causes increase of fossil fuel use, greenhouse gasses and pollution in the atmosphere. Direct effects of light pollution including: disturbance of animals life, human’s psychology and environmental degradation. Light pollution in an area is related with the existence of built-up area and the lack of vegetation as a manifestation of economic and population growth. This research aims to know the relation of land cover changes with light pollution in Bandar Lampung and surrounding with 40 km radius over the last ten years. This research used satellite imagery to obtained data and later does the verification and accuracy tests on the field. The variables used in this research include light pollution radiance value, percentages in the built-up area and vegetation density. Light pollution radiance value is obtained from DMSP-OLS Version 4 satellite images, while the changes of built up and vegetation density data obtained from NDBI dan NDVI from Landsat 8 satellite images. The research area is divided into a grid with a size of 30”×30” which is the same as spatial resolution of DMSP. From sample grids, regression analysis between the percentage of light pollution radiance value with the percentage of NDVI and NDBI index on each grids. The percentages of built up areas and vegetation has 58 % of fair correlation with light emission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10008, Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments, 1000810 (26 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2240277
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Akmal F. Rohman, Univ. of Indonesia (Indonesia)
Muhammad Hafidz, Univ. of Indonesia (Indonesia)
Azra Q. Hazairin, Univ. of Indonesia (Indonesia)
Fitri Riadini, Univ. of Indonesia (Indonesia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10008:
Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments
Thilo Erbertseder; Thomas Esch; Nektarios Chrysoulakis, Editor(s)

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