The Remote Sensing Specialty Group (RSSG) of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) held the 2022 RSSG Student Honors Paper Competition during AAG Annual Meeting, 25 February to 1 March, 2022, New York City, US. Research papers from students on all topics of remote sensing are evaluated on its contribution to the field, originality, novelty, research design, organization, and the overall quality of the paper. The oral presentation is evaluated on professional delivery, organization, clarity, visual aids, and overall presentation.
We are glad to share that a PhD student Xiaoyue Tan (under supervision of Dr. Xiaolin Zhu) from Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) won the first-place in the mentioned competition with paper “Modeling the Direction and Magnitude of Angular Effects in Nighttime Light Remote Sensing (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2021.112834)” published in 2022 at the Remote Sensing of Environment, one of the top journals in the discipline. This study revealed the uncertainties caused by angular effect in night-time light (NTL) daily time series, and proposed a conceptual model to explain the mechanism of NTL angular effect. This research deepens understanding of the NTL angular effect, and contributes to the development of technologies for reconstructing high-quality daily NTL time series, as a result to have a closer monitoring of high-frequency socioeconomic activities.
Congratulations to our student!