The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness

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Science Advances  10 Jun 2016:
Vol. 2, no. 6, e1600377
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600377

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vol. 2 no. 6

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  • Received for publication 22 February 2016.
  • Accepted for publication 20 May 2016.

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  1. Fabio Falchi1,*,
  2. Pierantonio Cinzano1,
  3. Dan Duriscoe2,
  4. Christopher C. M. Kyba3,4,
  5. Christopher D. Elvidge5,
  6. Kimberly Baugh6,
  7. Boris A. Portnov7,
  8. Nataliya A. Rybnikova7 and
  9. Riccardo Furgoni1,8
  1. 1Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dell’Inquinamento Luminoso (Light Pollution Science and Technology Institute), 36016 Thiene, Italy.
  2. 2National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior, Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA.
  3. 3Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Potsdam, Germany.
  4. 4Leibniz–Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany.
  5. 5Earth Observation Group, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information, Boulder, CO 80305, USA.
  6. 6Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA.
  7. 7Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Faculty of Management, University of Haifa, 3498838 Haifa, Israel.
  8. 8American Association of Variable Star Observers, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: falchi{at}


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