Arabian Night Lights

The Payne Institute Earth Observation Group’s VIIRS nighttime light research is featured in this article about how Satellite views of Earth at night have proven useful for disaster response and recovery, for detection of population changes and urban development, for studies of energy consumption, and many other uses. Since the 2011 launch of the NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP satellite—as night light data have become freely available to scientists and the public within hours of acquisition—the applications have proliferated.  May 17, 2021.