An Analysis for the Night illuminance Affected on Light Environments and Weather Conditions

광환경과 기상조건에 따른 야간조도 영향 분석

Lee, Jaewon;Park, Inchun;Choi, Cheolmin;Kim, Young-chul

  • Received : 2015.11.01
  • Accepted : 2016.03.25
  • Published : 2016.03.31


This study deals with the light environments and weather conditions affecting to the night illuminance over the Korean peninsula. The experiment was executed to analyze the effects on the illuminance at separate sites(Gyeryong and Pilseung) considering the different light environments. The analysis was applied to illuminance measurement from the lightmeter, which was developed for the IYA(International Year of Astronomy) 2009, in order to observe the illuminance of areal networks. The weather observations, such as the cloud cover and visibility, were used to understand the quantitative influence of the illuminance to the selected sites. The results show that the illuminance measurements are significantly different from data of the operational illuminance prediction model which simply applies extinction effect for the illuminance. It shows that these differences are caused by the light environments and weather conditions for each site. Therefore, it can be confirmed that the night illuminance is the output of interaction with the characteristics of light for luminous sources.


Light environments;Weather Conditions;Night illuminance;Lightmeter;Luminous Sources


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