Brian L Markham

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Brian L Markham

  • (AST, EARTH SCI REMOTE SENSING)
  • 301.614.6608 | 301.614.6695
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

     NAME: BRIAN L. MARKHAM

    PRESENT POSITION: Physical Scientist
    Landsat Calibration Scientist


    ADDRESS: Biospheric Sciences Laboratory
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 618
    Greenbelt, MD 20771
    Phone: 301-614-6608
    FAX: 301-614-6695
    e-mail: Brian.L.Markham@nasa.gov


    EDUCATION: 1976 - B.S. Agriculture, Specialization in Natural
    Resources, Cornell University

    1978 - M.S. Civil Engineering, Specialization in Air Photo-interpretation/ Remote Sensing,
    Cornell University

    1996 - M.S. Applied Physics, Optics Concentration
    Johns Hopkins University

    RESEARCH AREA EXPERIENCE
    Satellite/Aircraft Sensor Radiometric Calibration and Characterization
    Atmospheric Optical Characterization and Surface Reflective Retrieval

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    2005–2013 Calibration/Validation Manager, Landsat Data Continuity Mission, NASA/GSFC
    1993–present Landsat Calibration Scientist, NASA/GSFC
    1978–present Physical Scientist, Biospheric Sciences Branch (now Laboratory), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Conducted research on the radiometric properties of remote sensing systems and characterized atmospheric aerosol properties for atmospheric correction of remotely sensed data.
    1977–1978 Research Specialist, Civil Engineering School, Cornell University, Conducted remote sensing demonstration projects for state and local government organizations.
    1976 –1977 Graduate Assistant, Civil Engineering School, Cornell University
    Assisted in teaching aerial photographic interpretation course.

    PROJECT/PROGRAM EXPERIENCE

    2005-2013 Calibration/Validation Manager, Landsat Data Continuity Mission, NASA/GSFC
    2001-2004 P.I., Landsat Radiometric Calibration: Towards a 20-Year Record of Calibrated Thematic Mapper Class Data for Carbon Cycle Studies, NASA Headquarters, Land Cover Land Use Change Program
    1993-1997 P.I., Characterization of Atmospheric Optical Properties for BOREAS, NASA Headquarters, Ecosystem Dynamics and Biogeochemical Cycling Branch, Terrestrial Ecology Program.
    1993-1997 Calibration Scientist, BOREAS, BOREAS Project Office, NASA/GSFC
    1993-present Calibration Scientist, Landsat Project Science Office, NASA/GSFC
    1986-1990 Calibration Scientist, First ISLSCP Field Experiment (FIFE), FIFE project office, NASA/GSFC


    EDITORSHIPS
    2014 - Guest Editor for Landsat-8 Characterization and Calibration Special Issue of Remote Sensing
    2003 – 2004 Guest Editor for Landsat Performance
    Characterization, Special Issue of IEEE
    Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    1997 – 2000 Associate Editor for Calibration/Validation,
    Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing
    1984 – 1985 Guest Editor for Landsat Image Data Quality Analysis, Special Issue of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing

    TECHNICAL REVIEWER
    Journals: Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of Environment, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing
    Proposals: NASA Terrestrial Ecosystems Program, NASA EOS Interdisciplinary Science

    OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES
    Professional Societies: American Geophysical Union
    IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
    American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
    NASA Working Groups: Landsat Data Gap Study Team (LDGST) Data Characterization
    Working Group (DCWG) 2005-2006
    Landsat TM Calibration Working Group (LTMCALWG)
    2001-present
    Surface Processes Airborne Research Mission Operations Working
    Group (SPARMOWG) 1991-1994
    Other Working Groups Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG) 2004-present
    CEOS/Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) 2007
    Other: MISR Radiometric Calibration Review Group Chair 2002

    PROJECT PROCUREMENT ACTIVITIES
    Consultant to SEB Operational Land Imager Procurement and Protest (2007)
    Landsat Data Continuity Mission Implementation Phase (2003)
    Landsat Data Continuity Mission Formulation Phase (2001)

    Procurement Document Operational Land Imager Requirements Document (2007)
    Author Operational Land Imager Special Calibration Test Requirements (2007)
    Landsat Data Continuity Mission Implementation Phase Data
    Specification (2003)
    Landsat Data Continuity Mission Implementation Phase Cal/Val
    Requirements (2003)
    Landsat Data Continuity Mission Formulation Phase Data
    Specification (2001)

    EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH
    Mentor for summer high school student (2006)
    Mentor for 2000 Summer Institute in Engineering and Computer Applications (SIECA) Program


    AWARDS

    2014 – NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal
    2014 -- RHG Exceptional Achievement Award for Science Team Award (Landsat Calibration/Valdiation Team)
    2014 – RHG Exceptional Achievement Award for Engineering Team Award (LDCM Observatory Team)
    2013 – GSFC Performance Award
    2012 – GSFC Performance Award
    2011 – GSFC Performance Award
    2010 – GSFC Performance Award
    2009 – GSFC Performance Award
    2008 – Center Directors Team Recognition Award (TIRS Instrument Capture Team)
    2008 – GSFC Performance Award
    2007 – Space Act Award (ALIAS software release)
    2006 – GSFC Performance Award
    2006 – GSFC LDCM Project Time Off Award
    2005 – GSFC Special Act Award
    2004/2005 – USGS EROS Group Achievement Award (ALIAS Team)
    2003 – GSFC Group Achievement Award (LDCM Procurement Team)
    2002 – NASA Group Achievement Award (NMP EO-1 Project Team)
    2001 – GSFC Special Act Award
    2000 – GSFC Performance Award
    1999 – NASA Group Achievement Award (Landsat Government Industry Team)
    1999 – GSFC Group Achievement Award (Landsat Science)
    1997 - GSFC Performance Award
    1997 - GSFC Landsat-7 Project Time-Off Award
    1996 - GSFC Quality Increase Award
    1995 - NASA Group Achievement Award (BOREAS Science)
    1993 - GSFC Exceptional Achievement Award
    1990 - NASA Group Achievement Award (FIFE Science)
    1987 - GSFC Performance Award
    1986 - ASPRS Presidential Citation for Meritorious Service
    1985 - NASA Group Achievement Award (TM analyses)
    1981 - William A. Fischer/ERIM Award

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Markham, B. L., and D. Helder. 2012. "Forty-year calibrated record of earth-reflected radiance from Landsat: A review. ." Remote Sensing of Environment 122 30-40

    Markham, B. L., M. O. Haque, J. A. Barsi, et al. E. Micijevic, D. L. Helder, K. J. Thome, D. Aaron, and J. S. Czapla-Myers. 2012. "Landsat-7 ETM+: 12 years On-Orbit Reflective-Band Radiometric Performance." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50 (5): 2056-2062

    Schott, J. R., S. J. Hook, J. A. Barsi, et al. B. L. Markham, J. Miller, P. P. Francis, and N. G. Raqueno. 2012. "Thermal Infrared Radiometric Calibration of the Entire Landsat 4, 5, and 7 Archive (1982-2010)." Remote Sensing of Environment

    Helder, D. L., B. L. Markham, K. J. Thome, et al. J. A. Barsi, G. Chander, and R. Malla. 2008. "Updated radiometric calibration for the Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper reflective bands." IEEE Transactions On Geosciences and Remote Sensing 46 3309-3325

    Chander, G., J. Barsi, and B. L. Markham. 2007. "Revised Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper Radiometric Calibration." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens 4 (3): 490-494

    Markham, B. L., J. Barsi, N. Raqueno, J. Schott, and S. Hook. 2007. "Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper Thermal Band Calibration Update." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens 4 (4): 552-555

    Teillet, P., B. L. Markham, and R. Irish. 2006. "Landsat cross-calibration based on near simultaneous imaging of common ground targets." Remote Sens Environ 102 264-270

    Markham, B. L., S. Goward, T. Arvidson, J. Barsi, and P. Scaramuzza. 2006. "Landsat-7 Long-Term Acquisition Plan Radiometry - Evolution Over Time." Photogramm Eng Remote Sens 72 (10): 1129-1135

    Chander, G., D. L. Helder, B. L. Markham, et al. J. D. Dewald, E. Kaita, K. J. Thome, E. Micijevic, and T. A. Ruggles. 2004. "Landsat-5 TM reflective band absolute radiometric calibration." IEEE Transactions On Geoscience and Remote Sensing 42 2747-2760

    Teillet, P. M., D. L. Helder, T. A. Ruggles, et al. F. J. Ahern, N. J. Higgs, J. Barsi, B. L. Markham, J. L. Barker, K. J. Thome, J. R. Schott, and F. D. Palluconi. 2004. "A definitive calibration record for the Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper anchored to the Landsat-7 radiometric scale." Canadian Journal of Rem. Sensing 30 (4): 631-643 [10.5589/m04-022]

    Scaramuzza, P. L., B. L. Markham, J. A. Barsi, and E. Kaita. 2004. "Landsat-7 ETM+ On-Orbit Reflective-Band radiometric characterization." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 42 (12): 2796-2809

    Hook, S. J., G. Chander, J. A. Barsi, et al. R. E. Alley, A. Abtahi, F. D. Palluconi, B. L. Markham, R. C. Richards, S. G. Schladow, and D. L. Helder. 2004. "In-flight validation and recovery of water surface temperature with Landsat-5 thermal infrared data using an automated high-altitude lake validation site at Lake Tahoe." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 42 (12): 2767-2776

    Markham, B. L., K. J. Thome, J. A. Barsi, et al. E. Kaita, D. L. Helder, J. L. Barker, and P. L. Scaramuzza. 2004. "Landsat-7 ETM+ On-orbit reflective-band radiometric stability and absolute calibration." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 42 (12): 2767-2776

    Johnson, C., S. Brown, K. Lykke, et al. C. Gibson, G. Fargion, G. Meister, S. Hooker, B. L. Markham, and J. Butler. 2003. "Comparison of cryogenic radiometry and thermal radiometry calibrations at NIST using multi-channel filter radiometers." Metrologia 40 S216-S219

    Brief Bio

     NAME: BRIAN L. MARKHAM

    PRESENT POSITION: Physical Scientist
    Landsat Calibration Scientist


    ADDRESS: Biospheric Sciences Laboratory
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 618
    Greenbelt, MD 20771
    Phone: 301-614-6608
    FAX: 301-614-6695
    e-mail: Brian.L.Markham@nasa.gov


    EDUCATION: 1976 - B.S. Agriculture, Specialization in Natural
    Resources, Cornell University

    1978 - M.S. Civil Engineering, Specialization in Air Photo-interpretation/ Remote Sensing,
    Cornell University

    1996 - M.S. Applied Physics, Optics Concentration
    Johns Hopkins University

    RESEARCH AREA EXPERIENCE
    Satellite/Aircraft Sensor Radiometric Calibration and Characterization
    Atmospheric Optical Characterization and Surface Reflective Retrieval

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    2005–2013 Calibration/Validation Manager, Landsat Data Continuity Mission, NASA/GSFC
    1993–present Landsat Calibration Scientist, NASA/GSFC
    1978–present Physical Scientist, Biospheric Sciences Branch (now Laboratory), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Conducted research on the radiometric properties of remote sensing systems and characterized atmospheric aerosol properties for atmospheric correction of remotely sensed data.
    1977–1978 Research Specialist, Civil Engineering School, Cornell University, Conducted remote sensing demonstration projects for state and local government organizations.
    1976 –1977 Graduate Assistant, Civil Engineering School, Cornell University
    Assisted in teaching aerial photographic interpretation course.

    PROJECT/PROGRAM EXPERIENCE

    2005-2013 Calibration/Validation Manager, Landsat Data Continuity Mission, NASA/GSFC
    2001-2004 P.I., Landsat Radiometric Calibration: Towards a 20-Year Record of Calibrated Thematic Mapper Class Data for Carbon Cycle Studies, NASA Headquarters, Land Cover Land Use Change Program
    1993-1997 P.I., Characterization of Atmospheric Optical Properties for BOREAS, NASA Headquarters, Ecosystem Dynamics and Biogeochemical Cycling Branch, Terrestrial Ecology Program.
    1993-1997 Calibration Scientist, BOREAS, BOREAS Project Office, NASA/GSFC
    1993-present Calibration Scientist, Landsat Project Science Office, NASA/GSFC
    1986-1990 Calibration Scientist, First ISLSCP Field Experiment (FIFE), FIFE project office, NASA/GSFC


    EDITORSHIPS
    2014 - Guest Editor for Landsat-8 Characterization and Calibration Special Issue of Remote Sensing
    2003 – 2004 Guest Editor for Landsat Performance
    Characterization, Special Issue of IEEE
    Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    1997 – 2000 Associate Editor for Calibration/Validation,
    Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing
    1984 – 1985 Guest Editor for Landsat Image Data Quality Analysis, Special Issue of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing

    TECHNICAL REVIEWER
    Journals: Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of Environment, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing
    Proposals: NASA Terrestrial Ecosystems Program, NASA EOS Interdisciplinary Science

    OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES
    Professional Societies: American Geophysical Union
    IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
    American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
    NASA Working Groups: Landsat Data Gap Study Team (LDGST) Data Characterization
    Working Group (DCWG) 2005-2006
    Landsat TM Calibration Working Group (LTMCALWG)
    2001-present
    Surface Processes Airborne Research Mission Operations Working
    Group (SPARMOWG) 1991-1994
    Other Working Groups Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG) 2004-present
    CEOS/Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) 2007
    Other: MISR Radiometric Calibration Review Group Chair 2002

    PROJECT PROCUREMENT ACTIVITIES
    Consultant to SEB Operational Land Imager Procurement and Protest (2007)
    Landsat Data Continuity Mission Implementation Phase (2003)
    Landsat Data Continuity Mission Formulation Phase (2001)

    Procurement Document Operational Land Imager Requirements Document (2007)
    Author Operational Land Imager Special Calibration Test Requirements (2007)
    Landsat Data Continuity Mission Implementation Phase Data
    Specification (2003)
    Landsat Data Continuity Mission Implementation Phase Cal/Val
    Requirements (2003)
    Landsat Data Continuity Mission Formulation Phase Data
    Specification (2001)

    EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH
    Mentor for summer high school student (2006)
    Mentor for 2000 Summer Institute in Engineering and Computer Applications (SIECA) Program


    AWARDS

    2014 – NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal
    2014 -- RHG Exceptional Achievement Award for Science Team Award (Landsat Calibration/Valdiation Team)
    2014 – RHG Exceptional Achievement Award for Engineering Team Award (LDCM Observatory Team)
    2013 – GSFC Performance Award
    2012 – GSFC Performance Award
    2011 – GSFC Performance Award
    2010 – GSFC Performance Award
    2009 – GSFC Performance Award
    2008 – Center Directors Team Recognition Award (TIRS Instrument Capture Team)
    2008 – GSFC Performance Award
    2007 – Space Act Award (ALIAS software release)
    2006 – GSFC Performance Award
    2006 – GSFC LDCM Project Time Off Award
    2005 – GSFC Special Act Award
    2004/2005 – USGS EROS Group Achievement Award (ALIAS Team)
    2003 – GSFC Group Achievement Award (LDCM Procurement Team)
    2002 – NASA Group Achievement Award (NMP EO-1 Project Team)
    2001 – GSFC Special Act Award
    2000 – GSFC Performance Award
    1999 – NASA Group Achievement Award (Landsat Government Industry Team)
    1999 – GSFC Group Achievement Award (Landsat Science)
    1997 - GSFC Performance Award
    1997 - GSFC Landsat-7 Project Time-Off Award
    1996 - GSFC Quality Increase Award
    1995 - NASA Group Achievement Award (BOREAS Science)
    1993 - GSFC Exceptional Achievement Award
    1990 - NASA Group Achievement Award (FIFE Science)
    1987 - GSFC Performance Award
    1986 - ASPRS Presidential Citation for Meritorious Service
    1985 - NASA Group Achievement Award (TM analyses)
    1981 - William A. Fischer/ERIM Award

    Refereed

    Markham, B. L., and D. Helder. 2012. "Forty-year calibrated record of earth-reflected radiance from Landsat: A review. ." Remote Sensing of Environment 122 30-40

    Markham, B. L., M. O. Haque, J. A. Barsi, et al. E. Micijevic, D. L. Helder, K. J. Thome, D. Aaron, and J. S. Czapla-Myers. 2012. "Landsat-7 ETM+: 12 years On-Orbit Reflective-Band Radiometric Performance." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 50 (5): 2056-2062

    Schott, J. R., S. J. Hook, J. A. Barsi, et al. B. L. Markham, J. Miller, P. P. Francis, and N. G. Raqueno. 2012. "Thermal Infrared Radiometric Calibration of the Entire Landsat 4, 5, and 7 Archive (1982-2010)." Remote Sensing of Environment

    Helder, D. L., B. L. Markham, K. J. Thome, et al. J. A. Barsi, G. Chander, and R. Malla. 2008. "Updated radiometric calibration for the Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper reflective bands." IEEE Transactions On Geosciences and Remote Sensing 46 3309-3325

    Chander, G., J. Barsi, and B. L. Markham. 2007. "Revised Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper Radiometric Calibration." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens 4 (3): 490-494

    Markham, B. L., J. Barsi, N. Raqueno, J. Schott, and S. Hook. 2007. "Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper Thermal Band Calibration Update." IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens 4 (4): 552-555

    Teillet, P., B. L. Markham, and R. Irish. 2006. "Landsat cross-calibration based on near simultaneous imaging of common ground targets." Remote Sens Environ 102 264-270

    Markham, B. L., S. Goward, T. Arvidson, J. Barsi, and P. Scaramuzza. 2006. "Landsat-7 Long-Term Acquisition Plan Radiometry - Evolution Over Time." Photogramm Eng Remote Sens 72 (10): 1129-1135

    Chander, G., D. L. Helder, B. L. Markham, et al. J. D. Dewald, E. Kaita, K. J. Thome, E. Micijevic, and T. A. Ruggles. 2004. "Landsat-5 TM reflective band absolute radiometric calibration." IEEE Transactions On Geoscience and Remote Sensing 42 2747-2760

    Teillet, P. M., D. L. Helder, T. A. Ruggles, et al. F. J. Ahern, N. J. Higgs, J. Barsi, B. L. Markham, J. L. Barker, K. J. Thome, J. R. Schott, and F. D. Palluconi. 2004. "A definitive calibration record for the Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper anchored to the Landsat-7 radiometric scale." Canadian Journal of Rem. Sensing 30 (4): 631-643 [10.5589/m04-022]

    Scaramuzza, P. L., B. L. Markham, J. A. Barsi, and E. Kaita. 2004. "Landsat-7 ETM+ On-Orbit Reflective-Band radiometric characterization." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 42 (12): 2796-2809

    Hook, S. J., G. Chander, J. A. Barsi, et al. R. E. Alley, A. Abtahi, F. D. Palluconi, B. L. Markham, R. C. Richards, S. G. Schladow, and D. L. Helder. 2004. "In-flight validation and recovery of water surface temperature with Landsat-5 thermal infrared data using an automated high-altitude lake validation site at Lake Tahoe." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 42 (12): 2767-2776

    Markham, B. L., K. J. Thome, J. A. Barsi, et al. E. Kaita, D. L. Helder, J. L. Barker, and P. L. Scaramuzza. 2004. "Landsat-7 ETM+ On-orbit reflective-band radiometric stability and absolute calibration." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 42 (12): 2767-2776

    Johnson, C., S. Brown, K. Lykke, et al. C. Gibson, G. Fargion, G. Meister, S. Hooker, B. L. Markham, and J. Butler. 2003. "Comparison of cryogenic radiometry and thermal radiometry calibrations at NIST using multi-channel filter radiometers." Metrologia 40 S216-S219

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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