Articles | Volume 373
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-373-131-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-373-131-2016
12 May 2016
 | 12 May 2016

Human signatures derived from nighttime lights along the Eastern Alpine river network in Austria and Italy

Serena Ceola, Alberto Montanari, Juraj Parajka, Alberto Viglione, Günter Blöschl, and Francesco Laio

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This paper analyses the evolution in space and time of human presence in terms of settlements and associated economic activities along the Eastern Alpine river network in Austria and Italy by using high-resolution satellite images. To this aim, nocturnal artificial luminosity images and the geographical location of streams and rivers are employed. Our results reveal a significant increase of nighttime lights, and thus of human presence.