The study of light pollution is one of the most innovative research topics.

Our group has published several papers with the greatest impact on the Altmetric index worldwide.


“Magnitude to luminance conversions and visual brightness of the night sky”

Salvador Bará, Martin Aubé, John Barentine, Jaime Zamorano<a href="" target="_blank">Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2020)</a>


“Multispectral estimation of retinal photoreceptoral inputs”

Bará, S., Bonmati-Carrion, M.A., Madrid, J.A., Rol, M.A. & Zamorano, J.<a href="" target="_blank">Photonics Letters of Poland, Vol 11, No 3, 60-62, (2019)</a>

“Standardized spectral and radiometric calibration of consumer cameras.”

Olivier Burggraaff, Norbert Schmidt, Jaime Zamorano, Klaas Pauly, Sergio Pascual, Carlos Tapia, Evangelos Spyrakos and Frans Snik<a href="" target="_blank">Optics Express Vol. 27, Issue 14, pp. 19075-19101 (2019)</a>

“Evaluating Human Photoreceptoral Inputs from Night-Time Lights Using RGB Imaging Photometry”,

Sánchez de Miguel A., Bará, S., Aubé M., Cardiel N., Tapia, C., Zamorano, J., & Gaston K.J. (2019)<a href="" target="_blank">Journal of Imaging, 5(4), 49 (2019)</a>

“Colour remote sensing of the impact of artificial light at night (I): The potential of the International Space Station and other DSLR-based platforms.”

Sánchez de Miguel A., Kyba C.M.C., Aubé M., Zamorano J., Cardiel N., Tapia C., Bennie J. & Gaston K.J.<a href="" target="_blank">Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 224: 92–103 (2019)</a>

“Monitoring Long-Term Trends in the Anthropogenic Night Sky Brightness”

Salvador Bará, Raúl Lima and Jaime Zamorano.<a href="" target="_blank">Sustainability, 11(11), 3070, (2019)</a>

“Absolute radiometric calibration of TESS-W and SQM night sky brightness sensors”

Salvador Bará, Carlos Tapia & Jaime Zamorano<a href="" target="_blank">Sensors, 19(6), 1336 (2019)</a>


“Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato exploits light signals to optimize virulence and colonization of leaves”

Saray Santamaría‐Hernando; José J. Rodríguez‐Herva; Pedro M. Martínez‐García; Isabel Río‐Álvarez; Pablo González‐Melendi; Jaime Zamorano; Carlos Tapia; Pablo Rodríguez‐Palenzuela; Emilia López‐Solanilla<a href="" target="_blank"> Environmental Microbiology 20(12), 4261–4280 (2018)</a>

“LICA AstroCalc, a software to analyze the impact of artificial light: Extracting parameters from the spectra of street and indoor lamps”

Carlos Tapia and Jaime Zamorano<a href="" target="_blank">Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, vol. 214: 33–38 (2018)</a>

“Light pollution offshore: Zenithal sky glow measurements in the mediterranean coastal waters”

Xavier Ges, Salvador Bará, Manuel García-Gila, Jaime Zamorano, Salvador J. Ribas, Eduard Masana<a href="" target="_blank">Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, vol. 210: 91-100 (2018)</a>

“Evaluating the association between artificial light‐at‐night exposure and breast and prostate cancer risk in spain (MCC‐Spain Study)”

Garcia‐Saenz A., Sánchez de Miguel A., Espinosa A., et al.<a href="" target="_blank">Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 126: 047011(2018)</a>


“Artificially lit surface of Earth at night increasing in radiance and extent”

C. M. Kyba, T. Kuester, A. Sánchez de Miguel, K. Baugh, A. Jechow, F. Hölker, J. Bennie, C.D. Elvidge, K.J. Gaston, L. Guanter<a href="" target="_blank"> Science Advances Vol. 3, no. 11 (2017)</a>

“Sky Quality Meter measurements in a colour changing world”

A. Sánchez de Miguel, M. Aubé, J. Zamorano, M. Kocifaj, J. Roby, C. Tapia<a href="" target="_blank"> Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 467, 2966–2979 (2017)</a>


“STARS4ALL night sky brightness photometer”

J. Zamorano, C. García, R. González, C. Tapia, A. Sánchez de Miguel, S. Pascual, J. Gallego, E. González, P. Picazo, J. Izquierdo et al<a href="" target="_blank">International Journal of Sustainable Lighting 35 49-54 (2016)</a>

“Testing sky brightness models against radial dependency: A dense two dimensional survey around the city of Madrid, Spain”

J. Zamorano, A. Sánchez de Miguel, F. Ocaña, B. Pila-Díez, J. Gómez Castaño, S. Pascual, C. Tapia, J. Gallego, A. Fernández, M. Nievas<a href="" target="_blank"> Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer Volume 181, Pages 52-66 (2016)</a>

“The Spectral Amplification Effect of Clouds to the Night Sky Radiance in Madrid”

M. Aubé, M. Kocifaj, J. Zamorano, A. Sánchez de Miguel<a href="" target="_blank">Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 181,11-23 (2016)</a>


“Zernike power spectra of clear and cloudy light-polluted urban night skies”

Salvador Bará, Víctor Tilve, Miguel Nievas, Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel and Jaime Zamorano<a href="" target="_blank"> Applied Optics Vol. 54, Issue 13, pp. 4120-4129 (2015)</a>

“Statistical modelling and satellite monitoring of upward light from public lighting”

R. Estrada-García, M. García-Gil, L. Acosta, S. Bará, A. Sánchez-de-Miguel and J. Zamorano<a href="" target="_blank"> Lighting Research and Technology (April 2015)</a>

“Worldwide variations in artificial skyglow”

Christopher C. M. Kyba, Kai Pong Tong, M. Nievas, Jaime Zamorano et. al<a href="" target="_blank"> Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 8409 (2015)</a>

“High-Resolution Imagery of Earth at Night: New Sources, Opportunities and Challenges”

Christopher C. M. Kyba, Stefanie Garz, Helga Kuechly, Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel, Jaime Zamorano, Jürgen Fischer and Franz Hölker<a href="" target="_blank">Remote Sensing, 7(1), 1-23 (2015)</a>


“Evolution of the energy consumed by street lighting in Spain estimated with DMSP-OLS data”

A. Sánchez de Miguel et al.<a href="" target="_blank">Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer Volume 139, Pages 109-117 (2014)</a>

“Zernike analysis of all-sky night brightness maps”

Salvador Bará, M. Nievas, Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel, and Jaime Zamorano<a href="" target="_blank">Applied Optics Vol. 53, Issue 12, pp. 2677-2686 (2014))</a>


Professor Jaime Zamorano:

Facultad de Ciencias Físicas UCM

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