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Article: Night sky brightness monitoring network in Wuxi, China

TitleNight sky brightness monitoring network in Wuxi, China
Authors
KeywordsMeasurement
Monitoring network
Light pollution
Night sky brightness
Wuxi
Issue Date2021
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jqsrt
Citation
Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 2021, v. 258, p. article no. 107219 How to Cite?
AbstractThe rapid development of cities has brought tremendous pressure to astronomical observation, energy security, and the ecosystem. Automatic monitoring of night sky brightness (NSB) can help us to understand its regional differences and time variations of NSB effectively and to investigate the human and natural factors which lead to these changes. In this paper, the construction of Wuxi City night sky brightness monitoring network (WBMN) in China is presented. In addition to introducing the equipment and the installation of the network, a brief analysis of the data obtained from the stations will also be presented. The impact of human activities on the NSB is illustrated through its changes during the Spring Festival (lunar new year) and non-festival nights, and through a comparison study between NSB data taken from locations of different land usages. It is concluded that, while the reduction in human activities after non-festival midnights or the reduction in moon illumination near the new moon epoch led to darker night skies, brightening of the night skies may be attributed to firework displays during the nights of Spring Festival in 2019. On the other hand, the absence of firework during the Spring Festival in 2020 may explain the darker night skies. Finally, there is an evidence that the urban developments in Wuxi are degrading night sky quality.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/296366
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2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.810
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dc.contributor.authorCui, H-
dc.contributor.authorShen, J-
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Y-
dc.contributor.authorShen, X-
dc.contributor.authorSo, CW-
dc.contributor.authorPun, CSJ-
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-22T04:54:17Z-
dc.date.available2021-02-22T04:54:17Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 2021, v. 258, p. article no. 107219-
dc.identifier.issn0022-4073-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/296366-
dc.description.abstractThe rapid development of cities has brought tremendous pressure to astronomical observation, energy security, and the ecosystem. Automatic monitoring of night sky brightness (NSB) can help us to understand its regional differences and time variations of NSB effectively and to investigate the human and natural factors which lead to these changes. In this paper, the construction of Wuxi City night sky brightness monitoring network (WBMN) in China is presented. In addition to introducing the equipment and the installation of the network, a brief analysis of the data obtained from the stations will also be presented. The impact of human activities on the NSB is illustrated through its changes during the Spring Festival (lunar new year) and non-festival nights, and through a comparison study between NSB data taken from locations of different land usages. It is concluded that, while the reduction in human activities after non-festival midnights or the reduction in moon illumination near the new moon epoch led to darker night skies, brightening of the night skies may be attributed to firework displays during the nights of Spring Festival in 2019. On the other hand, the absence of firework during the Spring Festival in 2020 may explain the darker night skies. Finally, there is an evidence that the urban developments in Wuxi are degrading night sky quality.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jqsrt-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer-
dc.subjectMeasurement-
dc.subjectMonitoring network-
dc.subjectLight pollution-
dc.subjectNight sky brightness-
dc.subjectWuxi-
dc.titleNight sky brightness monitoring network in Wuxi, China-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailSo, CW: socw@connect.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailPun, CSJ: jcspun@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityPun, CSJ=rp00772-
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jqsrt.2020.107219-
dc.identifier.pmid32836387-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC7358754-
dc.identifier.hkuros321284-
dc.identifier.volume258-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 107219-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 107219-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000604430500023-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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