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Source: VIIRS Nightfire, Colorado School of Mines.


VIIRS Nightfire algorithm

Elvidge, C.D.; Zhizhin, M.; Hsu, F.-C.; Baugh, K.E. VIIRS Nightfire: Satellite Pyrometry at Night. Remote Sens. 2013, 5, 4423-4449.

Elvidge, C.D.; Zhizhin, M.; Baugh, K.; Hsu, F.-C.; Ghosh, T. Methods for Global Survey of Natural Gas Flaring from Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite Data. Energies 2016, 9, 14.

Our publications

Franklin M.; Chau K.; Cushing L.J.; Johnston J.E. Characterizing Flaring from Unconventional Oil and Gas Operations in South Texas Using Satellite Observations. Environ Sci Technol. 2019, 53(4), 2220-2228.

Johnston J.E.; Chau K.; Franklin M.; Cushing L.J. Environmental Justice Dimensions of Oil and Gas Flaring in South Texas: Disproportionate Exposure among Hispanic communities. Environ Sci Technol. 2020, 54(10), 6289-6298.

Cushing L.J.; Vavra-Musser K.; Chau K.; Franklin M.; Johnston J.E. Flaring from Unconventional Oil and Gas Development and Birth Outcomes in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. Environ Health Persp. 2020, 128(7), 077003.

Cushing L.J.; Chau K.; Franklin M.; Johnston J.E. Up in smoke: characterizing the population exposed to flaring from unconventional oil and gas development in the contiguous US. Environmental Research Letters. 2021, 16, 034032.

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