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- Xie, Yanhua; Weng, Qihao; Fu, Peng
- Remote sensing of environment 2019 v.225 pp. 160-174
- cost effectiveness; image analysis; remote sensing; seasonal variation; time series analysis; urban areas; urbanization; Colorado; District of Columbia; Georgia; Texas
- ... Artificial nighttime lights (NTL) generated by human activities offer a unique opportunity to understand urban environments. Although previous studies have widely used NTL images to map urban extent at multiple scales, it remains a challenging task to address how NTL respond exactly to urbanization and thus to map urbanization from NTL. In this study, using monthly Suomi National Polar-orbiting Pa ...