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Show me the light? Mapping artificial light sources

Kuechly, Helga and Kyba, Christopher and Klan, Friederike and Walker, Conny and Schulte-Römer, Nona (2019) Show me the light? Mapping artificial light sources. 14th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky, 03.-05. Nov. 2019, Irland.

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Abstract

Countless lights that illuminate our streets, houses and other infrastructures leak some of their light to the night sky. Mapping and monitoring these light sources and their emissions are important for proposing and controlling lighting regulations. To date, complete lighting inventories, including not only public but also commercial and private lighting, have only been mapped in a few known places. So it is generally unknown how much contribution commercial, private, and public lighting have to total light emissions. Most light emission reduction measures have been focused on street lighting, but perhaps we are missing the big picture when focusing only on these lighting type? To answer this question we recently launched a new project called “Nachtlicht-BüHNE” where citizen scientists will create an app for mapping outdoor lighting sources using a co-design process. This talk will give an overview of this project. We will also present an analysis of Globe at Night data, and aim to convince Symposium participants of the importance of taking part each year. In order to enhance participation in 2020, we propose a global campaign for observations in March, 2020.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/133227/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Show me the light? Mapping artificial light sources
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kuechly, HelgaDeutsches Geoforschungszentrum PotsdamUNSPECIFIED
Kyba, ChristopherDeutsches Geoforschungszentrum Potsdamhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7014-1843
Klan, FriederikeFriederike.Klan (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1856-7334
Walker, ConnyNational Optical Astronomy ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
Schulte-Römer, NonaHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7600-1657
Date:2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Accepted
Keywords:light pollution, Citizen Science
Event Title:14th European Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky
Event Location:Irland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:03.-05. Nov. 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Jena
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Data Science > Citizen Science
Deposited By: Klan, Dr. Friederike
Deposited On:23 Jan 2020 15:25
Last Modified:23 Jan 2020 15:25

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