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Yearly Nighttime-light Dataset in Mongolia (1992-2018)

LI Yongzhen1DONG Xiaofeng*2BYAMBAKHUU Gantumur1BATTSENGEL Vandansambuu1TONG Siqin3BAO Yuhai3BAO Meili4WU Falin5
1 Department of Geography,School of Arts and Sciences,National University of Mongolia,Ulaanbaatar 100049,Mongolia2 School of Architecture and Design,Beijing Jiaotong University,Beijing 100049,China3 College of Geographical Science,Inner Mongolia Normal University,Hohhot 010022,China4 Inner Mongolia Forestry and Grassland Monitoring and Planning Institute,Hohhot 010020,China5 School of Instrumentation and Optoelectronic Engineering,Beihang University,Beijing 100191,China


Published:Mar. 2024

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The yearly nighttime-light dataset in Mongolia (1992-2018) was developed based on the fourth version DMSP/OLS from 1992 to 2013 and the monthly NPP/VIIRS nighttime light data from 2012 to 2018, integrated with a power function and a Gaussian low pass filter. The spatial resolution of this dataset is 1 km. The dataset is archived in .tif format, and consists of 54 data files with data size of 35.0 MB (Compressed into one file with 717 KB).

Foundation Item:

Ministry of Science and Technology of P. R. China (2017FY101303)

Data Citation:

LI Yongzhen, DONG Xiaofeng*, BYAMBAKHUU Gantumur, BATTSENGEL Vandansambuu, TONG Siqin, BAO Yuhai, BAO Meili, WU Falin. Yearly Nighttime-light Dataset in Mongolia (1992-2018)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2024.


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     [7] Li, X., Li, D. R., Xu, H. M., et al. Intercalibration between DMSP/OLS and VIIRS night-time light images to evaluate city light dynamics of Syria’s major human settlement during Syrian Civil War [J]. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2017, 38(21): 5934-5951.

Data Product:

ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 MongoliaLight1992-2018.rar 717.40KB