Team members: Sakshi A. and Laura H.CAE 539 - Professor Laurence Rohter
   To do a comparative analysis of artificial light    intensity of different areas in northern Illinois.   Also, to see...
SOURCES             ILLINOIS                      McHENRY                             USGS EROS     COUNTYNOAA WMS   GEOGR...
Source for landcover legend : http://eros.usgs.gov/ecms/images/common/science/nlcd.jpg
Source credit for urban areas : DeLorme Publishing Company, Inc.
Mc Henry CoForested area                Chicago
Source : http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2012/04/28/weekend-diversion-discover-the/
100%                  45%            60% 30%Lee County , IL                        Kendall county , IL   Adler, Cook      ...
   The largest areas with low levels of light    pollutions are farms, not park systems   Many park systems are affected...
Light Pollution Analysis in Northern Illinois
Light Pollution Analysis in Northern Illinois
Light Pollution Analysis in Northern Illinois
Light Pollution Analysis in Northern Illinois
Light Pollution Analysis in Northern Illinois
Light Pollution Analysis in Northern Illinois
Light Pollution Analysis in Northern Illinois
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Light Pollution Analysis in Northern Illinois

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To do a comparative analysis of artificial light intensity of different areas in northern Illinois.
Also, to see if they have a relation with urban and rural areas.
Through this analysis we were able to quantify the size of the impact the city of Chicago has across northern Illinois.
The counties that we focused on were: Lake, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, DuPage, and Cook

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Light Pollution Analysis in Northern Illinois

  1. 1. Team members: Sakshi A. and Laura H.CAE 539 - Professor Laurence Rohter
  2. 2.  To do a comparative analysis of artificial light intensity of different areas in northern Illinois. Also, to see if they have a relation with urban and rural areas. Through this analysis we were able to quantify the size of the impact the city of Chicago has across northern Illinois. The counties that we focused on were: Lake, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, DuPage, and Cook
  3. 3. SOURCES ILLINOIS McHENRY USGS EROS COUNTYNOAA WMS GEOGRAPHIC WMS CONSERVATION SURVEY DISTRICT
  4. 4. Source for landcover legend : http://eros.usgs.gov/ecms/images/common/science/nlcd.jpg
  5. 5. Source credit for urban areas : DeLorme Publishing Company, Inc.
  6. 6. Mc Henry CoForested area Chicago
  7. 7. Source : http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2012/04/28/weekend-diversion-discover-the/
  8. 8. 100% 45% 60% 30%Lee County , IL Kendall county , IL Adler, Cook De Kalb county, IL county
  9. 9.  The largest areas with low levels of light pollutions are farms, not park systems Many park systems are affected by light pollution, which may affect nocturnal species The greater area of Chicago creates an umbrella of light pollution extending 10Km westward and northward all the way past the Wisconsin border We successfully modeled the light pollution levels in the areas chosen to visually show the effects…

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