J Bryan Blair

J Bryan Blair

  • AST, EARTH SCIENCES REMOTE SENSING
  • 301.614.6741 | 301.614.6744
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.9
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Positions/Employment

    1989 - 1991

    Computer Hardware/Software Engineer

    Science Systemas and Applications, Inc (SSAI), Seabrook, MD (as full-time on-site contractor at NASA GSFC)
    1991 - Present

    Remote Sensing Instrument Scientist & Instrument Lead Engineer

    Laser Remote Sensing Laboratory & Geodesy and Geophysics Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

    Awards

    2018     Moe I. Schneebaum Memorial Award for Engineering (NASA GSFC).

    2017     National Science Foundation Antarctic Service Medal.

    2011     NASA GSFC Exceptional Achievement Award for Engineering.

    NASA Group Achievement Awards:  GEDI Proposal Team (2015); ARISE Science Mission Team (2015); Operation IceBridge Team (2011); Land Vegetation and Ice  Sensor (LVIS) Team (2007); HOMER Laser Development Team (2007); Mars Global Surveyor Payload Development Team (1997); Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter Development Team (MOLA-2) (1996); STS-77 Payloads Teams (1996); LITE Aircraft Instrument Team (1995); Shuttle Laser Altimeter (SLA) Development Team (1995); Mars Observer Payload Development Team (1993); Mars Observer Laser Altimeter Team (MOLA) (1991); GLOBE Instrument Team (1990).

    Publications

    Refereed

    Becknell, J. M., S. Porder, S. Hancock, et al. R. L. Chazdon, M. A. Hofton, J. B. Blair, and J. R. Kellner. 2018. "Chronosequence predictions are robust in a Neotropical secondary forest, but plots miss the mark." Global Change Biology, 24 (3): 933-943 [10.1111/gcb.14036]

    Smith, W. L., C. Hansen, A. Bucholtz, et al. B. E. Anderson, M. Beckley, J. G. Corbett, R. I. Cullather, K. M. Hines, M. Hofton, S. Kato, D. Lubin, R. H. Moore, M. Segal-Rosenheimer, J. Redemann, S. Schmidt, R. Scott, S. Song, J. D. Barrick, J. Bryan Blair, D. H. Bromwich, C. Brooks, G. Chen, H. Cornejo, C. A. Corr, S.-H. Ham, A. S. Kittelman, S. Knappmiller, S. LeBlanc, N. G. Loeb, C. Miller, L. Nguyen, R. Palikonda, D. Rabine, E. A. Reid, J. A. Richter-Menge, P. Pilewskie, Y. Shinozuka, D. Spangenberg, P. Stackhouse, P. Taylor, K. L. Thornhill, D. van Gilst, and E. Winstead. 2017. "Arctic Radiation-IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment (ARISE): The Arctic Radiant Energy System During the Critical Seasonal Ice Transition." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98 (7): 1399-1426 [10.1175/bams-d-14-00277.1]

    Hofton, M. A., S. B. Luthcke, and J. B. Blair. 2013. "Estimation of ICESat intercampaign elevation biases from comparison of lidar data in East Antarctica." Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (21): 5698-5703 [10.1002/2013gl057652]

    Whitehurst, A., A. Swatantran, J. Blair, M. Hofton, and R. Dubayah. 2013. "Characterization of Canopy Layering in Forested Ecosystems Using Full Waveform Lidar." Remote Sensing, 5 (4): 2014-2036 [10.3390/rs5042014]

    Rosette, J., P. R. North, J. Rubio-Gil, et al. B. Cook, S. Los, J. Suarez, G. Sun, J. Ranson, and J. B. Blair. 2013. "Evaluating Prospects for Improved Forest Parameter Retrieval From Satellite LiDAR Using a Physically-Based Radiative Transfer Model." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing, 6 (1): 45-53 [10.1109/jstars.2013.2244199]

    Tang, H., R. Dubayah, A. Swatantran, et al. M. Hofton, S. Sheldon, D. B. Clark, and B. Blair. 2012. "Retrieval of vertical LAI profiles over tropical rain forests using waveform lidar at La Selva, Costa Rica." Remote Sensing of Environment, 124: 242-250 [10.1016/j.rse.2012.05.005]

    Chopping, M., M. North, J. Chen, et al. C. B. Schaaf, J. B. Blair, J. V. Martonchik, and M. A. Bull. 2012. "Forest Canopy Cover and Height From MISR in Topographically Complex Southwestern US Landscapes Assessed With High Quality Reference Data." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 5 (1): 44-58 [10.1109/jstars.2012.2184270]

    Hall, F. G., K. Bergen, J. B. Blair, et al. R. Dubayah, R. Houghton, G. Hurtt, J. Kellndorfer, M. Lefsky, J. Ranson, S. Saatchi, H. Shugart, and D. Wickland. 2011. "Characterizing 3D vegetation structure from space: Mission requirements." Remote Sensing of Environment, 115 (11): 2753-2775 [10.1016/j.rse.2011.01.024]

    Swatantran, A., R. Dubayah, D. Roberts, M. Hofton, and J. B. Blair. 2011. "Mapping biomass and stress in the Sierra Nevada using lidar and hyperspectral data fusion." Remote Sensing of Environment, 115 (11): 2917-2930 [10.1016/j.rse.2010.08.027]

    Scott, V. S., J. B. Blair, and L. R. Izquierdo. 2011. "Three-dimensional range imaging apparatus and method." U.S. Patent No. 7,978,312 B2, [Full Text (Link)]

    Anderson, J. E., M. J. Ducey, A. Fast, et al. M. E. Martin, L. Lepine, M.-L. Smith, T. D. Lee, R. O. Dubayah, M. A. Hofton, P. Hyde, B. E. Peterson, and J. B. Blair. 2011. "Use of waveform lidar and hyperspectral sensors to assess selected spatial and structural patterns associated with recent and repeat disturbance and the abundance of sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) in a temperate mixed hardwood and conifer forest." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 5 (1): 053504 [10.1117/1.3554639]

    Sauber, J. M., M. A. Hofton, R. Bruhn, S. B. Luthcke, and J. B. Blair. 2010. "Solid Earth Applications of DESDynI Lidar." Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Honolulu, Hawaii, 25-30 July, 2010, [ 10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5652368]

    Dubayah, R. O., S. L. Sheldon, D. B. Clark, et al. M. A. Hofton, J. B. Blair, G. C. Hurtt, and R. L. Chazdon. 2010. "Estimation of tropical forest height and biomass dynamics using lidar remote sensing at La Selva, Costa Rica." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 115 (G2): [10.1029/2009jg000933]

    Hofton, M., J. B. Blair, S. Luthcke, and D. L. Rabine. 2008. "Assessing the Performance of 20-25m Footprint Waveform Lidar data Collected in ICESat Data Corridors in Greenland." Geophysical Research Letters, 35 (24): [10.1029/2008GL035774]

    Sun, G., K. Ranson, D. Kimes, J. Blair, and K. Kovacs. 2008. "Forest vertical structure from GLAS: An evaluation using LVIS and SRTM data." Remote Sens Environ, 112 (1): 107-117 [10.1016/j.rse.2006.09.036]

    Hofton, M., R. Dubayah, J. B. Blair, and D. Rabine. 2006. "Validation of SRTM Elevations Over Vegetated and Non-vegetated Terrain Using Medium Footprint Lidar." Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 72 (3): 279-285 [10.14358/pers.72.3.279]

    Anderson, J., M. Martin, M. Smith, et al. R. Dubayah, M. Hofton, P. Hyde, B. Peterson, J. Blair, and R. . 2006. "The use of waveform lidar to measure northern temperate mixed conifer and deciduous forest structure in New Hampshire." Remote Sensing of Environment, 105 (3): 248-261.

    Kimes, D., K. Ranson, G. Sun, and J. Blair. 2006. "Predicting lidar measured forest vertical structure from multi-angle spectral data." Remote Sens Environ, 100: 503-511.

    Hyde, P., R. Dubayah, B. Peterson, et al. J. Blair, M. Hofton, C. Hunsaker, R. Knox, and W. Walker. 2005. "Mapping forest structure for wildlife habitat analysis using waveform lidar: Validation of montane ecosystems." Remote Sensing of Environment, 96 (3-4): 427-437.

    Luthcke, S. B., S. Ekholm, and J. B. Blair. 2002. "Introduction to Special Issue on Laser Altimetry." Journal of Geodynamics, 34 (3-4): 343-345 [10.1016/S0264-3707(02)00091-1]

    Hofton, M., L. Rocchio, J. Blair, and R. Dubayah. 2002. "Validation of Vegetation Canopy Lidar sub-canopy topography measurements for a dense tropical forest." Journal of Geodynamics, 34 (3-4): 491-502 [10.1016/s0264-3707(02)00046-7]

    Hofton, M., and J. Blair. 2002. "Laser altimeter return pulse correlation: a method for detecting surface topographic change." Journal of Geodynamics, 34 (3-4): 477-489 [10.1016/s0264-3707(02)00043-1]

    Harding, D. J., M. A. Lefsky, G. G. Parker, and J. B. Blair. 2001. "Laser altimeter canopy height profiles: Methods and validation for deciduous, broadleaf forests." Rem Sens Environ, 76: 283-297 [ 10.1016/S0034-4257(00)00210-8]

    Hofton, M., J. Minster, and J. Blair. 2000. "Decomposition of laser altimeter waveforms." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 38 (4): 1989-1996 [10.1109/36.851780]

    Hofton, M. A., J. B. Blair, J.-B. Minster, et al. J. R. Ridgway, N. P. Williams, J. L. Bufton, and D. L. Rabine. 2000. "An airborne scanning laser altimetry survey of Long Valley, California." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21 (12): 2413-2437 [10.1080/01431160050030547]

    Hofton, M. A., J.-B. Minster, J. R. Ridgway, et al. N. P. Williams, J. B. Blair, D. L. Rabine, and J. L. Bufton. 2000. "Using airborne laser altimetry to detect topographic change at Long Valley Caldera, California." Remote Sensing of Active Volcanism (Geophysical Monograph Series), 116: Washington D.C., U.S.A.: 249-264, ISBN: 0-87590-099-2. [10.1029/gm116p0249]

    Blair, J. B., and M. A. Hofton. 1999. "Modeling laser altimeter return waveforms over complex vegetation using high-resolution elevation data." Geophysical Research Letters, 26 (16): 2509-2512 [10.1029/1999gl010484]

    Blair, J., D. L. Rabine, and M. A. Hofton. 1999. "The Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor: a medium-altitude, digitisation-only, airborne laser altimeter for mapping vegetation and topography." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 54 (2-3): 115-122 [10.1016/s0924-2716(99)00002-7]

    Means, J., S. Acker, D. J. Harding, et al. J. B. Blair, M. Lefsky, W. Cohen, M. Harmon, and W. McKee. 1999. "Use of a large-footprint scanning airborne lidar to estimate forest stand characteristics in the western Cascades of Oregon." Remote Sensing of Environment , 67 (3): 298-308 [10.1016/S0034-4257(98)00091-1]

    Garvin, J., J. Bufton, J. Blair, et al. D. Harding, S. Luthcke, J. Frawley, and D. Rowlands. 1998. "Observations of the Earth's topography from the Shuttle Laser Altimeter (SLA): laser-pulse echo-recovery measurements of terrestrial surfaces." Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 23: 1053-1068 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/S0079-1946(98)00145-1]

    Non-Refereed

    Coyle, B., D. Rabine, D. Poulios, et al. B. Blair, P. R. Stysley, R. Kay, G. Clarke, and J. Bufton. 2013. "Fiber Scanning Array for 3 Dimensional Topographic Imaging." Imaging and Applied Optics. OSA Technical Digest (online) [Full Text (Link)] [10.1364/aopt.2013.jtu4a.24]

    Stysley, P. R., D. B. Coyle, R. B. Kay, et al. R. Frederickson, D. Poulios, J. B. Blair, S. Scott, and E. Arnold. 2011. "Lifetest of the High Output Maximum Efficiency Resonator (HOMER) Laser for the SAFFIRE Instrument on NASA’s DESDynI Project." CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications JWA47 [Full Text (Link)] [https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2011.JWA47]

    Blair, J. B., S. Scott, III, and L. Ramos-Izquierdo. 2008. "Range Imaging Without Moving Parts." NASA Tech Briefs GSC-15184-1: [Full Text (Link)]

    Petersen, B., W. Ni-Meister, J. B. Blair, et al. M. A. Hofton, P. Hyde, and R. Dubayah. 2002. "Modeling Lidar Waveforms Using a Radiative Transfer Model ." International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Volume XXXIV-3/W4, Annapolis, Maryland, 22-24 Oct. 2001 ISBN: ISSN 0246-1840. [Full Text (Link)]

    Blair, J. B., M. A. Hofton, and S. B. Luthcke. 2002. "Wide-Swath Imaging Lidar Development for Airborne and Spaceborne Applications ." International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Volume XXXIV-3/W4, Annapolis, Maryland, 22-24 Oct. 2001 17-19, ISBN: ISSN 0246-1840. [Full Text (Link)]

    Harding, D. J., J. B. Blair, D. L. Rabine, and K. L. Still. 2000. "Technical Report Series on the BorealEcosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS): Volume 93, SLICER Airborne Laser Altimeter Characterization of Canopy Structure and Sub-canopy Topography for the BOREAS Northern and Southern Study Regions: Instrument and Data Product Description." NASA/TM-2000-209891/Vol. 93 Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.: 51 [Full Text (Link)]

    Bufton, J. L., J. B. Blair, J. Cavanaugh, et al. J. B. Garvin, D. J. Harding, D. Hopf, K. Kirks, D. L. Rabine, and N. Walsh. 1996. "Shuttle Laser Altimeter (SLA): A pathfinder for space-based laser altimetry and lidar." 1995 Shuttle Small Payloads Symposium NASA-CP-3310: Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.: 83-90 [Full Text (Link)]

    Blair, J. B., D. J. Harding, and J. B. Coyle. 1996. "Using laser echo recovery and a scannable field-of-view telescope to determine vegetation structure and sub-canopy topography over wide swaths." 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium(IGARSS) 1-4: 1806-1808 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/IGARSS.1996.516807]

    Harding, D., J. Blair, E. Rodriguez, and T. Michel. 1995. "Airborne laser altimetry and interferometric SAR measurements of canopy structure and sub-canopy topography in the Pacific northwest." IEEE Conference Proceedings Second Topical Symposium on Combined Optical-Microwave Earth and Atmosphere Sensing [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/comeas.1995.472395]

    Abshire, J. B., J. L. Mcgarry, L. K. Pacini, J. B. Blair, and G. C. Elman. 1994. "Laser altimetry simulator. Version 3.0: User's guide." NASA-TM-104588 Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.: 71 [Full Text (Link)]

    Harding, D. J., J. B. Blair, J. B. Garvin, and W. Lawrence. 1994. "Laser altimetry waveform measurement of vegetation canopy structure." 1994 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 1-4: 1251-1253 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/IGARSS.1994.399398]

    Blair, J. B., D. Coyle, J. Bufton, D. J. Harding, and T. Stein. 1994. "Optimization of an airborne laser altimeter for remote sensing of vegetation and tree canopies." International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 1-4: 939-941 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/IGARSS.1994.399307]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Becknell, J. M., S. Porder, S. Hancock, et al. R. L. Chazdon, M. A. Hofton, J. B. Blair, and J. R. Kellner. 2018. "Chronosequence predictions are robust in a Neotropical secondary forest, but plots miss the mark." Global Change Biology 24 (3): 933-943 [10.1111/gcb.14036]

    Smith, W. L., C. Hansen, A. Bucholtz, et al. B. E. Anderson, M. Beckley, J. G. Corbett, R. I. Cullather, K. M. Hines, M. Hofton, S. Kato, D. Lubin, R. H. Moore, M. Segal-Rosenheimer, J. Redemann, S. Schmidt, R. Scott, S. Song, J. D. Barrick, J. Bryan Blair, D. H. Bromwich, C. Brooks, G. Chen, H. Cornejo, C. A. Corr, S.-H. Ham, A. S. Kittelman, S. Knappmiller, S. LeBlanc, N. G. Loeb, C. Miller, L. Nguyen, R. Palikonda, D. Rabine, E. A. Reid, J. A. Richter-Menge, P. Pilewskie, Y. Shinozuka, D. Spangenberg, P. Stackhouse, P. Taylor, K. L. Thornhill, D. van Gilst, and E. Winstead. 2017. "Arctic Radiation-IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment (ARISE): The Arctic Radiant Energy System During the Critical Seasonal Ice Transition." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 98 (7): 1399-1426 [10.1175/bams-d-14-00277.1]

    Hofton, M. A., S. B. Luthcke, and J. B. Blair. 2013. "Estimation of ICESat intercampaign elevation biases from comparison of lidar data in East Antarctica." Geophysical Research Letters 40 (21): 5698-5703 [10.1002/2013gl057652]

    Whitehurst, A., A. Swatantran, J. Blair, M. Hofton, and R. Dubayah. 2013. "Characterization of Canopy Layering in Forested Ecosystems Using Full Waveform Lidar." Remote Sensing 5 (4): 2014-2036 [10.3390/rs5042014]

    Rosette, J., P. R. North, J. Rubio-Gil, et al. B. Cook, S. Los, J. Suarez, G. Sun, J. Ranson, and J. B. Blair. 2013. "Evaluating Prospects for Improved Forest Parameter Retrieval From Satellite LiDAR Using a Physically-Based Radiative Transfer Model." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing 6 (1): 45-53 [10.1109/jstars.2013.2244199]

    Tang, H., R. Dubayah, A. Swatantran, et al. M. Hofton, S. Sheldon, D. B. Clark, and B. Blair. 2012. "Retrieval of vertical LAI profiles over tropical rain forests using waveform lidar at La Selva, Costa Rica." Remote Sensing of Environment 124 242-250 [10.1016/j.rse.2012.05.005]

    Chopping, M., M. North, J. Chen, et al. C. B. Schaaf, J. B. Blair, J. V. Martonchik, and M. A. Bull. 2012. "Forest Canopy Cover and Height From MISR in Topographically Complex Southwestern US Landscapes Assessed With High Quality Reference Data." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 5 (1): 44-58 [10.1109/jstars.2012.2184270]

    Hall, F. G., K. Bergen, J. B. Blair, et al. R. Dubayah, R. Houghton, G. Hurtt, J. Kellndorfer, M. Lefsky, J. Ranson, S. Saatchi, H. Shugart, and D. Wickland. 2011. "Characterizing 3D vegetation structure from space: Mission requirements." Remote Sensing of Environment 115 (11): 2753-2775 [10.1016/j.rse.2011.01.024]

    Swatantran, A., R. Dubayah, D. Roberts, M. Hofton, and J. B. Blair. 2011. "Mapping biomass and stress in the Sierra Nevada using lidar and hyperspectral data fusion." Remote Sensing of Environment 115 (11): 2917-2930 [10.1016/j.rse.2010.08.027]

    Scott, V. S., J. B. Blair, and L. R. Izquierdo. 2011. "Three-dimensional range imaging apparatus and method." U.S. Patent No. 7,978,312 B2 [Full Text (Link)]

    Anderson, J. E., M. J. Ducey, A. Fast, et al. M. E. Martin, L. Lepine, M.-L. Smith, T. D. Lee, R. O. Dubayah, M. A. Hofton, P. Hyde, B. E. Peterson, and J. B. Blair. 2011. "Use of waveform lidar and hyperspectral sensors to assess selected spatial and structural patterns associated with recent and repeat disturbance and the abundance of sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) in a temperate mixed hardwood and conifer forest." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 5 (1): 053504 [10.1117/1.3554639]

    Sauber, J. M., M. A. Hofton, R. Bruhn, S. B. Luthcke, and J. B. Blair. 2010. "Solid Earth Applications of DESDynI Lidar." Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Honolulu, Hawaii, 25-30 July, 2010 [ 10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5652368]

    Dubayah, R. O., S. L. Sheldon, D. B. Clark, et al. M. A. Hofton, J. B. Blair, G. C. Hurtt, and R. L. Chazdon. 2010. "Estimation of tropical forest height and biomass dynamics using lidar remote sensing at La Selva, Costa Rica." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 115 (G2): [10.1029/2009jg000933]

    Hofton, M., J. B. Blair, S. Luthcke, and D. L. Rabine. 2008. "Assessing the Performance of 20-25m Footprint Waveform Lidar data Collected in ICESat Data Corridors in Greenland." Geophysical Research Letters 35 (24): [10.1029/2008GL035774]

    Sun, G., K. Ranson, D. Kimes, J. Blair, and K. Kovacs. 2008. "Forest vertical structure from GLAS: An evaluation using LVIS and SRTM data." Remote Sens Environ 112 (1): 107-117 [10.1016/j.rse.2006.09.036]

    Hofton, M., R. Dubayah, J. B. Blair, and D. Rabine. 2006. "Validation of SRTM Elevations Over Vegetated and Non-vegetated Terrain Using Medium Footprint Lidar." Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 72 (3): 279-285 [10.14358/pers.72.3.279]

    Anderson, J., M. Martin, M. Smith, et al. R. Dubayah, M. Hofton, P. Hyde, B. Peterson, J. Blair, and R. . 2006. "The use of waveform lidar to measure northern temperate mixed conifer and deciduous forest structure in New Hampshire." Remote Sensing of Environment 105 (3): 248-261

    Kimes, D., K. Ranson, G. Sun, and J. Blair. 2006. "Predicting lidar measured forest vertical structure from multi-angle spectral data." Remote Sens Environ 100 503-511

    Hyde, P., R. Dubayah, B. Peterson, et al. J. Blair, M. Hofton, C. Hunsaker, R. Knox, and W. Walker. 2005. "Mapping forest structure for wildlife habitat analysis using waveform lidar: Validation of montane ecosystems." Remote Sensing of Environment 96 (3-4): 427-437

    Luthcke, S. B., S. Ekholm, and J. B. Blair. 2002. "Introduction to Special Issue on Laser Altimetry." Journal of Geodynamics 34 (3-4): 343-345 [10.1016/S0264-3707(02)00091-1]

    Hofton, M., L. Rocchio, J. Blair, and R. Dubayah. 2002. "Validation of Vegetation Canopy Lidar sub-canopy topography measurements for a dense tropical forest." Journal of Geodynamics 34 (3-4): 491-502 [10.1016/s0264-3707(02)00046-7]

    Hofton, M., and J. Blair. 2002. "Laser altimeter return pulse correlation: a method for detecting surface topographic change." Journal of Geodynamics 34 (3-4): 477-489 [10.1016/s0264-3707(02)00043-1]

    Harding, D. J., M. A. Lefsky, G. G. Parker, and J. B. Blair. 2001. "Laser altimeter canopy height profiles: Methods and validation for deciduous, broadleaf forests." Rem Sens Environ 76 283-297 [ 10.1016/S0034-4257(00)00210-8]

    Hofton, M., J. Minster, and J. Blair. 2000. "Decomposition of laser altimeter waveforms." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 38 (4): 1989-1996 [10.1109/36.851780]

    Hofton, M. A., J. B. Blair, J.-B. Minster, et al. J. R. Ridgway, N. P. Williams, J. L. Bufton, and D. L. Rabine. 2000. "An airborne scanning laser altimetry survey of Long Valley, California." International Journal of Remote Sensing 21 (12): 2413-2437 [10.1080/01431160050030547]

    Hofton, M. A., J.-B. Minster, J. R. Ridgway, et al. N. P. Williams, J. B. Blair, D. L. Rabine, and J. L. Bufton. 2000. "Using airborne laser altimetry to detect topographic change at Long Valley Caldera, California." Remote Sensing of Active Volcanism (Geophysical Monograph Series) 116 249-264 [10.1029/gm116p0249]

    Blair, J. B., and M. A. Hofton. 1999. "Modeling laser altimeter return waveforms over complex vegetation using high-resolution elevation data." Geophysical Research Letters 26 (16): 2509-2512 [10.1029/1999gl010484]

    Blair, J., D. L. Rabine, and M. A. Hofton. 1999. "The Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor: a medium-altitude, digitisation-only, airborne laser altimeter for mapping vegetation and topography." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 54 (2-3): 115-122 [10.1016/s0924-2716(99)00002-7]

    Means, J., S. Acker, D. J. Harding, et al. J. B. Blair, M. Lefsky, W. Cohen, M. Harmon, and W. McKee. 1999. "Use of a large-footprint scanning airborne lidar to estimate forest stand characteristics in the western Cascades of Oregon." Remote Sensing of Environment 67 (3): 298-308 [10.1016/S0034-4257(98)00091-1]

    Garvin, J., J. Bufton, J. Blair, et al. D. Harding, S. Luthcke, J. Frawley, and D. Rowlands. 1998. "Observations of the Earth's topography from the Shuttle Laser Altimeter (SLA): laser-pulse echo-recovery measurements of terrestrial surfaces." Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 23 1053-1068 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/S0079-1946(98)00145-1]

    Non-Refereed

    Coyle, B., D. Rabine, D. Poulios, et al. B. Blair, P. R. Stysley, R. Kay, G. Clarke, and J. Bufton. 2013. "Fiber Scanning Array for 3 Dimensional Topographic Imaging." Imaging and Applied Optics. OSA Technical Digest (online) [Full Text (Link)] [10.1364/aopt.2013.jtu4a.24]

    Stysley, P. R., D. B. Coyle, R. B. Kay, et al. R. Frederickson, D. Poulios, J. B. Blair, S. Scott, and E. Arnold. 2011. "Lifetest of the High Output Maximum Efficiency Resonator (HOMER) Laser for the SAFFIRE Instrument on NASA’s DESDynI Project." CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications JWA47 [Full Text (Link)] [https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2011.JWA47]

    Blair, J. B., S. Scott, III, and L. Ramos-Izquierdo. 2008. "Range Imaging Without Moving Parts." NASA Tech Briefs GSC-15184-1 [Full Text (Link)]

    Petersen, B., W. Ni-Meister, J. B. Blair, et al. M. A. Hofton, P. Hyde, and R. Dubayah. 2002. "Modeling Lidar Waveforms Using a Radiative Transfer Model ." International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Volume XXXIV-3/W4, Annapolis, Maryland, 22-24 Oct. 2001 [Full Text (Link)]

    Blair, J. B., M. A. Hofton, and S. B. Luthcke. 2002. "Wide-Swath Imaging Lidar Development for Airborne and Spaceborne Applications ." International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Volume XXXIV-3/W4, Annapolis, Maryland, 22-24 Oct. 2001 17-19 [Full Text (Link)]

    Harding, D. J., J. B. Blair, D. L. Rabine, and K. L. Still. 2000. "Technical Report Series on the BorealEcosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS): Volume 93, SLICER Airborne Laser Altimeter Characterization of Canopy Structure and Sub-canopy Topography for the BOREAS Northern and Southern Study Regions: Instrument and Data Product Description." NASA/TM-2000-209891/Vol. 93 51 [Full Text (Link)]

    Bufton, J. L., J. B. Blair, J. Cavanaugh, et al. J. B. Garvin, D. J. Harding, D. Hopf, K. Kirks, D. L. Rabine, and N. Walsh. 1996. "Shuttle Laser Altimeter (SLA): A pathfinder for space-based laser altimetry and lidar." 1995 Shuttle Small Payloads Symposium NASA-CP-3310 83-90 [Full Text (Link)]

    Blair, J. B., D. J. Harding, and J. B. Coyle. 1996. "Using laser echo recovery and a scannable field-of-view telescope to determine vegetation structure and sub-canopy topography over wide swaths." 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium(IGARSS) 1-4 1806-1808 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/IGARSS.1996.516807]

    Harding, D., J. Blair, E. Rodriguez, and T. Michel. 1995. "Airborne laser altimetry and interferometric SAR measurements of canopy structure and sub-canopy topography in the Pacific northwest." IEEE Conference Proceedings Second Topical Symposium on Combined Optical-Microwave Earth and Atmosphere Sensing [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/comeas.1995.472395]

    Abshire, J. B., J. L. Mcgarry, L. K. Pacini, J. B. Blair, and G. C. Elman. 1994. "Laser altimetry simulator. Version 3.0: User's guide." NASA-TM-104588 71 [Full Text (Link)]

    Harding, D. J., J. B. Blair, J. B. Garvin, and W. Lawrence. 1994. "Laser altimetry waveform measurement of vegetation canopy structure." 1994 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 1-4 1251-1253 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/IGARSS.1994.399398]

    Blair, J. B., D. Coyle, J. Bufton, D. J. Harding, and T. Stein. 1994. "Optimization of an airborne laser altimeter for remote sensing of vegetation and tree canopies." International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 1-4 939-941 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/IGARSS.1994.399307]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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