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CIESIN Thematic Guide to Night-Time Light Remote Sensing and its Applications
This extensively illustrated guide introduces users to the types of night-time light data available, its characteristics and limitations. It details the distinguishing features of the stable lights, radiance calibrated and time series Average DN data sets.
A Guide to Global Population Projections
A discussion drawing on new practices and new thinking on issues related to global population prediction, including assumptions on which projections are based; comparison of methodologies and recent results from prominent institutions; and pointers to other sources of demographic information and projection results.
A CIESIN Thematic Guide to Social Science Applications of Remote Sensing
An introduction to remote sensing for a non-technical audience, as well as a look at the application of remote sensing to social science research questions; with examples of social science applications in six different fields, and a table listing the characteristics of major sensors.
A CIESIN Thematic Guide to Land Use and Land Cover Change (LUCC)
An introduction to land use and land cover changes; key topics include deforestation, desertification, biodiversity loss, land cover and the water cycle, land cover and the carbon cycle, and urbanization.