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Satellite view of nighttime lights
Ran GoldblattAug 30, 2022 2:17:00 PM1 min read

Fifty years of nightly global low-light imaging satellite observations

The article "Fifty years of nightly global low-light imaging satellite observations" offers a comprehensive overview of nighttime light (NTL) data collection via satellites, starting from the 1970s with the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP). It emphasizes the transition to the advanced NASA/NOAA Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), highlighting the technological evolution and its impact on various scientific fields.

The piece also discusses future potential in satellite sensors for NTL, ideal for researchers and enthusiasts in remote sensing and satellite imagery. Learn more about this fascinating journey in satellite development at Frontiers in Remote Sensing


About NLT

New Light Technologies, Inc. (NLT) is a leading provider of integrated information technology, technical, scientific, consulting, and research services based in Washington, DC. NLT provides a broad range of integrated cloud, agile software development, cybersecurity, data science, geospatial, and workforce services and ready-to-use solutions for customers and offers distinctive capabilities in developing secure cloud-native AI/ML data analytics and decision support tools. The firm also provides unique expertise in developing, implementing, and managing enterprise solutions that enable the collection, integration, modeling and analysis, privacy protection, quality control, visualization, and public release of large-scale datasets and web-based data dissemination platforms. Visit us at our website to learn more: