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Author (up) Qiang, Y.; Huang, Q.; Xu, J. url  doi
  Title Observing Community Resilience from Space: Using Nighttime Lights to Model Economic Disturbance and Recovery Pattern in Natural Disaster Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Sustainable Cities and Society Abbreviated Journal Sustainable Cities and Society  
  Volume in press Issue Pages  
  Keywords Remote Sensing  
  Abstract A major challenge for measuring community resilience is the lack of empirical observation in disasters. As an effective tool for observing human activities on the earth surface, night-time light (NTL) remote sensing images can fill the gap of empirical data for measuring community resilience in natural disasters. This study introduces a quantitative framework to model the recovery pattern of economic activity in a natural disaster using the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program-Operational Linescan System (DMSP-OLS) images. The utility of the framework is demonstrated in a case study of Hurricane Katrina, which uncovered the great economic impact of Katrina and spatial variation of the disturbance and recovery pattern of economic activity. Environmental and socio-economic factors that potentially influence the economic recovery were explored in statistical analyses. Instead of a static and holistic index, the framework measures resilience as a dynamic process. The analysis results provide actionable information for prompting resilience in diverse communities and in different phases of a disaster. In addition to Hurricane Katrina, the resilience modeling framework is applicable for other disaster types. The introduced approaches and findings increase our understanding about the complexity of community resilience and provide support for developing resilient and sustainable communities.  
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  ISSN 2210-6707 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
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  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2833  
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