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North America 1992-2013

Shale Gas Flares in Dakota and Texas

The radiance of North America has rarely changed. The northeast of the US shows a slight decrease in brightness, the South and Midwest a modest increase. Flares from shale gas fields can be seen in the Dakota and South Texas regions.





Total Radiance Time Series


total radiance





Radiance and GDP

Including Latin America shows again a clean correlation between radiance and GDP

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