Remote Sensing of Night-time Light

The book cover, which depicts a blue cityscape and the title, ESSIC/CISESS Scientists Xi Shao, Sirish Uprety and Wenhui Wang are contributors to a new book, Remote Sensing of Night-time Light, to be released on August 10th. Their chapter is on the assessment of straylight correction performance for the JPSS Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) day/night band using Dome-C and Greenland under lunar illumination. This book captures key methodological issues associated with pre-processing night-time light data, documents state of the art analysis methods, and explores a wide range of applications.


Xi Shao is an associate research scientist at ESSIC/CISESS and Department of Astronomy of University of Maryland. He supports radiometric calibration and validation work for Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20 Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument and METimage on EPS-SG. Sirish Uprety is an ESSIC/CISESS senior faculty specialist as well as a member of the NOAA STAR VIIRS calibration support team. He is primarily working on the post-launch calibration and validation of Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS. Wenhui Wang is a visiting associate research scientist at ESSIC/CISESS supporting calibration and validation of VIIRS onboard Suomi-NPP/NOAA-20 and METimage onboard EPS-SG.


To access the article, click here: “Remote Sensing of Night-time Light”.