References and Studies

Dark sky protection

Light pollution, sky glow and monitoring

 

Jin, H. (2015). Research on the Lighting Performance of LED Street Lights With Different Color Temperatures.

Bennie, J. (2014). Contrasting trends in light pollution across Europe based on satellite observed night time lights.

Aubé, M. (2014). Sky brightness levels before and after the creation of the first International Dark Sky Reserve, Mont-Mégantic Observatory, Québec, Canada.

Luginbuhl. C. B. (2013). The impact of light source spectral power distribution on sky glow.

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (2013). Rationale for the future change to led technology for outdoor light in La Palma.

Kyba, C. C. M. (2012). A community standard for recording skyglow data.

Kyba, C. C. M. (2012). Red is the new black: how the colour of urban skyglow varies with cloud cover.

Kuechly, H. (2012). Aerial survey and spatial analysis of sources of light pollution in Berlin, Germany.

Müller, A. (2011). Measuring the Night Sky Brightness with the Lightmeter. 

Kyba, C. C. M. (2011). Cloud Coverage Acts as an Amplifier for Ecological Light Pollution in Urban Ecosystems. 

Kruse, F. (2011). Identifying and Mapping Night Lights using Imaging Spectrometry.

Kruse, F. (2011). Characterizing urban light sources using imaging spectrometry.

Den Outer, P. (2011). Intercomparisons of Nine Sky Brightness Detectors.

Aceituno, J. (2011). An All-Sky Transmission Monitor: ASTMON.

Falchi, F. (2010). Campaign of sky brightness and extinction measurements using a portable CCD camera.

Ziskin, D. (2010). Methods Used For the 2006 Radiance Lights. 

Rabaza, O. (2010). All-Sky brightness monitoring of light pollution with astronomical methods.

Lolkema, D.E. (2010). Effects of atmospheric conditions on night sky brightness. 

Kollath, Z. (2010). Measuring and modelling light pollution at the Zselic Starry Sky Park. 

Hölker, F. (2010). The Dark Side of Light: A Transdisciplinary Research Agenda for Light Pollution Policy.

Elvidge, C. D. (2010). Spectral Identification of Lighting Type and Character. 

Elvidge, C. D. (2009). Overview of DMSP Nightime Lights and Future Possibilities. 

Hollan, J. (2009). What is light pollution, and how do we quantify it? 

Duriscoe, D.M. (2007) Measuring Night‐Sky Brightness with a Wide‐Field CCD Camera.

Chalkias, C. (2006). Modelling of light pollution in suburban areas using remotely sensed imagery and GIS.

Cinzano, P. (2005). Night sky photometry with Sky Quality Meter.

Aubé, M. (2005). Light Pollution Modelling and Detection in a Heterogeneous Environment: Toward a Night Time Aerosol Optical Depth Retrieval Method.

Duriscoe, D. (2001). Modeling Light Pollution from Population Data and Implications for National Park Service Lands. 

Cinzano, P. (2001). The first World Atlas of the artificial night sky brightness.

Cinzano, P. (2000). Naked eye star visibility and limiting magnitude mapped from DMSP-OLS satellite data.

Cinzano, P. (2000). Measuring and modelling light pollution. 

Cinzano, P. (2000). The artificial night sky brightness mapped from DMSP satellite Operational Linescan System measurements.

Walker, M. F. (1997). The effects of urban lighting on the brightness of the night sky. 

Light pollution and the environment

 

Aubé, M. (2013). Evaluating Potential Spectral Impacts of Various Artificial Lights on Melatonin Suppression, Photosynthesis, and Star Visibility.

Lyytimâki, J. (2013). Nature’s nocturnal services: Light pollution as a non-recognised challenge for ecosystem services research and management.

Granier, H. (2012).  Comment prendre en compte la pollution lumineuse dans l'identification des continuités écologiques ?

American Bird Conservancy (2012). Bird-friendly building design.

Bruce-White, C., Shradlow, M. (2011). A Review of the Impact of Artificial Light on Invertebrates.

Sordello, R. (2011). Six propositions pour réduire les nuisances lumineuses sur la biodiversité dans les espaces naturels.

Kypa, C. C. M. (2011). Cloud Coverage Acts as an Amplifier for Ecological Light Pollution in Urban Ecosystems.

International Dark-Sky Association. (2010). Visibility, Environmental, and Astronomical Issues Associated with blue-Rich White Outdoor Lighting.

Patriarca, E. (2010). Bats and light pollution.

International Dark-Sky Association. (2010). Pollution lumineuse et faune.

Hölker, F. (2010). Light pollution as a biodiversity threat.

Aubrecht, C. (2010). SOS call from nature: Observing effects of artificial night lighting on marine birds on the Azores.

Stone, E. L. (2009). Street lighting disturbs commuting bats.

Siblet, J.-P. (2008). Impact de la pollution lumineuse sur la biodiversité. Synthèse bibliographique.

Deda, P. (2007). Light pollution and the impacts on biodiversity, species and their habitats.

Roberson McClung, C. (2006). Plant circadian rythms.

International Dark-Sky Association. (2006). Effects of artificial light at night on wildlife.

Longcore, T. (2004). Ecological light pollution.

Kenneth, D. F. (1988). Impact of outdoor lighting on moths: an assessment.

Light pollution and human health

 

American Medical Association (2016). Human and Environmental Effects of Light Emitting Diode (LED) Community Lighting 

Dauchy, R.T., Xiang (2014). Circadian and Melatonin Disruption by Exposure to Light at Night Drives Intrinsic Resistance to Tamoxifen Therapy in Breast Cancer.

Aubé, M. (2013). Evaluating Potential Spectral Impacts of Various Artificial Lights on Melatonin Suppression, Photosynthesis, and Star Visibility.

Cho, J. R. (2013). Let there be no light: the effect of bedside light on sleep quality and background electroencephalographic rhythms.

Yamauchi, M. (2013). Effects of environment light during sleep on autonomic functions of heart rate and breathing.

Bauer, S.E. (2013). A case-referent study: light at night and breast cancer risk in Georgia.

Fonken, L. K. (2013). Dim Light at Night Disrupts Molecular Circadian Rhythms and Increases Body Weight.

Obayashi, K. (2013). Exposure to light at night and risk of depression in the elderly.

Yam, J. C. S. (2013). Ultraviolet light and ocular diseases. 

Bedrosian, T. A. (2012). Chronic dim light at night provokes reversible depression-like phenotype: possible role for TNF. 

Harvard Health Letter. (2012) Blue light has a dark side. 

American Medical Association (2012). Light Pollution: Adverse Health Effects of Nighttime Lighting.

Stevens, R.G. (2011). Testing the light-at-night (LAN) theory for breast cancer causation.

Kloog, I. (2011). Does the Modern Urbanized Sleeping Habitat Pose a Breast Cancer Risk?

Falchi, F. (2011). Limiting the impact of light pollution on human health, environment and stellar visibility.

Bierman, A. (2011). Measuring and predicting eyelid spectral transmittance. 

International Dark-Sky Association. (2010). Visibility, Environmental, and Astronomical Issues Associated with blue-Rich White Outdoor Lighting.

Illuminating Engineering Society (2010). IES Position Statement (PS-03-10) : Effects of Exterior Lighting on Human Health.

World Health Organization. (2010). IARC Monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans. 

Kloog, I. (2010). Nighttime light level co-distributes with breast cancer incidence worldwide. 

Motta, M. (2009). U.S. Physicians Joins Light Pollution Fight. 

Chepesiuk, R. (2009). Missing the dark: Health effects of light pollution. 

Navara, K. J. (2007). The dark side of light at night: physiological, epidemiological, and ecological consequences.

Cajochen, C. (2005). High Sensitivity of Human Melatonin, Alertness, Thermoregulation, and Heart Rate to Short Wavelength Light. 

Brainard, G. C. (2001). Action Spectrum for Melatonin Regulation in Humans: Evidence for a Novel Circadian Photoreceptor.

Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) Research Literature Database

 

This database provides references to scientific literature on all aspects of Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) research. The database is the result of a joint effort between the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) and the Loss of the Night Network (LoNNe).

http://darksky.org/refbase/