Night Light across India 2016-17

  • Night-light data, which provide a numerical measure of brightness of the earth during the night, is a direct result of human activities and hold enormous potential in economic analysis.
  • The data represents the state’s radiance value as a percentage of total radiance.
  • Among the major states in India, night lights activity was the highest in Uttar Pradesh (11.73), Rajasthan(9.47), Maharashtra (9.30) and Karnataka (6.96).
  • The radiance values are measured in units nanoWatts/cm2/sr.
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Source: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/eog/viirs/download_dnb_composites.html#NTL_2015