Mr. Lawrence A Corp

Mr. Lawrence A Corp

  • Instrument Scientist for Goddard's LiDAR, Hyperspectral & Thermal Imager
  • Additional Roles: Senior Research Scientist
  • 301.614.6619
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Brief Bio

    Lawrence Corp is a senior research scientist affiliated with the Biospheric Sciences Branch of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Throughout his career he has specialized in the development and application of advanced remote sensing systems for the characterization of terrestrial ecosystems using high resolution imaging spectroscopy, thermal imagery, and LIDAR. His early career focused on the development and application of laser induced fluorescence imaging and fluorescence sensor systems to quantify environmentally induced plant stress responses and their impacts on photosynthesis and carbon/nitrogen dynamics. He served as science team member for the Earth Observing-1 satellite mission and the HyspIRI satellite mission concept. His research efforts have led to the collection and assimilation of data from a multitude of sensor platforms for statistical analysis and modeling of vegetation dynamics to provide an assessment of ecosystem responses to natural and anthropogenic environmental factors. Currently, he is the systems and applications lead for Goddard’s Lidar, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) airborne imager. His efforts were instrumental in G-LiHT’s development and continued efforts enable the system to evolve and incorporate new technologies to advance remote sensing applications in Earth Systems Science.

    Positions/Employment

    2014 - Present

    Senior Research Scientist

    Science Systems and Applications Inc., Greenbelt MD
    2009 - 2014

    Research Scientist / Engineer

    Sigma Space, Greenbelt MD
    1993 - 2009

    Staff Scientist / Engineer

    Science Systems and Applications Inc., Greenbelt MD
    1990 - 1993

    Research Technician

    Remote Sensing Laboratory, USDA ARS, Beltsville MD

    Education

    1999 – 2002 Graduate work in GIS & Remote Sensing, University of Maryland, College Park
    1996 – 1999 M.S., Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
    1987 – 1992 B.S., Physical Science, University of Maryland, College Park
     

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, AGU, 2010 - Present
    IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 1994 - Present
    Gamma Sigma Delta, Professional Honor Society of Agriculture, 1999 - 2005

    Publications

    Refereed

    Colombo, R., M. Celesti, R. Bianchi, et al. P. K. Campbell, S. Cogliati, B. D. Cook, L. A. Corp, A. Damm, J.-C. Domec, L. Guanter, T. Julitta, E. M. Middleton, A. Noormets, C. Panigada, F. Pinto, U. Rascher, M. Rossini, and A. Schickling. 2018. "Variability of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence according to stand age-related processes in a managed loblolly pine forest." Global Change Biology, [10.1111/gcb.14097]

    Nelson, R., H. Margolis, P. Montesano, et al. G. Sun, B. Cook, L. Corp, H.-E. Andersen, B. deJong, F. P. Pellat, T. Fickel, J. Kauffman, and S. Prisley. 2017. "Lidar-based estimates of aboveground biomass in the continental US and Mexico using ground, airborne, and satellite observations." Remote Sensing of Environment, 188: 127-140 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.10.038]

    Middleton, E. M., U. Rascher, L. Corp, et al. K. Huemmrich, B. Cook, A. Noormets, A. Schickling, F. Pinto, L. Alonso, A. Damm, L. Guanter, R. Colombo, P. Campbell, D. Landis, Q. Zhang, M. Rossini, D. Schuettemeyer, and R. Bianchi. 2017. "The 2013 FLEX—US Airborne Campaign at the Parker Tract Loblolly Pine Plantation in North Carolina, USA." Remote Sensing, 9 (6): 612 [10.3390/rs9060612]

    Pontius, J., R. P. Hanavan, R. A. Hallett, B. D. Cook, and L. A. Corp. 2017. "High spatial resolution spectral unmixing for mapping ash species across a complex urban environment." Remote Sensing of Environment, 199: 360-369 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.07.027]

    Julitta, T., L. A. Corp, M. Rossini, et al. A. Burkart, S. Cogliati, N. Davies, M. Hom, A. MacArthur, E. M. Middleton, U. Rascher, A. Schickling, and R. Colombo. 2016. "Comparison of sun-induced fluorescence estimates obtained from four portable field spectroradiometers." Remote Sensing, 8 (2): 122 [10.3390/rs8020122]

    Zhang, Q., E. M. Middleton, Y.-B. Cheng, et al. K. F. Huemmrich, B. D. Cook, L. A. Corp, W. P. Kustas, A. L. Russ, J. H. Prueger, and T. Yao. 2016. "Integrating chlorophyll fAPAR and nadir photochemical reflectance index from EO-1/Hyperion to predict cornfield daily gross primary production." Remote Sensing of Environment, 186: 311-321 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.08.026]

    Middleton, E. M., Y.-B. Cheng, P. E. Campbell, et al. K. F. Huemmrich, L. A. Corp, S. Bernardes, Q. Zhang, D. R. Landis, W. P. Kustas, C. S. Daughtry, J. G. Alfieri, and A. L. Russ. 2015. "Multi-angle hyperspectral observations using fluorescence and PRI to detect plant stress and productivity in a cornfield." EARSeL eProceedings, 14 (S2): 27-39.

    Cheng, Y., E. Middleton, Q. Zhang, et al. K. Huemmrich, P. Campbell, L. Corp, B. Cook, W. Kustas, and C. Daughtry. 2013. "Integrating Solar Induced Fluorescence and the Photochemical Reflectance Index for Estimating Gross Primary Production in a Cornfield." Remote Sensing, 5 (12): 6857-6879 [10.3390/rs5126857]

    Cook, B. D., L. A. Corp, R. F. Nelson, et al. E. M. Middleton, D. C. Morton, J. T. Mccorkel, J. Masek, and P. M. Montesano. 2013. "NASA Goddard’s LiDAR, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) Airborne Imager." Remote Sensing, 5 (8): 4045-4066 [10.3390/rs5084045]

    Joiner, J., Y. Yoshida, A. P. Vasilkov, et al. E. M. Middleton, P. K. Campbell, A. Kuze, and L. A. Corp. 2012. "Filling-in of near-infrared solar lines by terrestrial fluorescence and other geophysical effects: simulations and space-based observations from SCIAMACHY and GOSAT." Atmos Meas Tech, 5 (4): 809-829 [10.5194/amt-5-809-2012]

    Joiner, J., Y. Yoshida, A. Vasilkov, et al. Y. Yoshida, L. Corp, and E. Middleton. 2011. "First observations of global and seasonal terrestrial chlorophyll fluorescence from space." Biogeosciences, 8 (3): 637-651 [10.5194/bg-8-637-2011]

    Cheng, Y.-B., E. M. Middleton, K. F. Huemmrich, et al. Q. Zhang, P. K. Campbell, L. A. Corp, A. L. Russ, and W. P. Kustas. 2010. "Utilizing in situ directional hyperspectral measurements to validate bio-indicator simulations for a corn crop canopy." Ecological Informatics 5:330–338.,

    Corp, L., E. M. Middleton, P. Campbell, et al. K. F. Huemmrich, C. Daughtry, A. Russ, and Y.-B. Cheng. 2010. "Spectral indices to monitor nitrogen-driven carbon uptake in field corn." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 4 (1): [10.1117/1.3518455]

    Campbell, P. K., E. M. Middleton, L. A. Corp, and M. Kim. 2008. "Contribution of chlorophyll fluorescence to the apparent vegetation reflectance." Science of The Total Environment, 404 (2-3): 433-439 [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2007.11.004]

    Middleton, E. M., L. A. Corp, and P. K. Campbell. 2008. "Comparison of measurements and FluorMOD simulations for solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence and reflectance of a corn crop under nitrogen treatments." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29 (17-18): 5193-5213 [10.1080/01431160802036524]

    Campbell, P. K., E. M. Middleton, J. E. McMurtrey, L. A. Corp, and E. Chappelle. 2007. "Assessment of Vegetation Stress Using Reflectance or Fluorescence Measurements." J Environ Qual, 36 (3): 832-845 [10.2134/jeq2005.0396 ]

    Corp, L. A., E. M. Middleton, J. McMurtrey, et al. P. K. Entcheva Campbell, P. K. Campbell, and L. Butcher. 2006. "Fluorescence sensing techniques for vegetation assessment." Appl Opt, 45 (5): 1023-1033.

    Corp, L. A., J. E. McMurtrey, E. M. Middleton, E. W. Chappelle, and C. S. Daughtry. 2003. "Fluorescence sensing systems: in vivo detection of biophysical variations in field corn due to nitrogen supply." Remote Sensing of Environ., 86:470-479.:

    Non-Refereed

    Corp, L. A., B. D. Cook, J. McCorkel, and E. M. Middleton. 2015. "Data products of NASA Goddard’s LiDAR, hyperspectral, and thermal airborne imager (G-LiHT)." SPIE. 9482, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies VIII 94821D: [10.1117/12.2177083]

    Angal, A., J. McCorkel, B. Cook, L. A. Corp, and K. Thome. 2015. "Radiometric calibration of G-LiHT's imaging spectrometer using GLAMR for satellite sensor intercalibration." Earth Observing Systems XX [10.1117/12.2188763]

    Corp, L. A., E. M. Middleton, P. K. Campbell, et al. K. F. Huemmrich, Y.-B. Cheng, and C. S. Daughtry. 2009. "Remote Sensing techniques to monitor Nitrogen driven Carbon dynamics in vegetation." SPIE Optics Photonics, Optical Engineering plus Applications, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability San Diego, CA.

    Corp, L. A., Y.-B. Cheng, E. M. Middleton, et al. G. G. Parker, K. F. Huemmrich, and P. K. Campbell. 2009. "Hyperspectral-LIDAR system and data product integration for terrestrial applications." SPIE Optics Photonics, Optical Engineering plus Applications, Imaging Spectrometry San Diego, CA.

    Cheng, Y.-B., L. A. Corp, E. M. Middleton, et al. K. F. Huemmrich, Q. Zhang, P. E. Campbell, and G. Parker. 2008. "Comparisons between in Situ Anisotropic Reflectance Measurements and Simulations for Vegetation Canopies: Validation and Sensitivity Analysis." IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 3: III-790 - III-792 [10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779467]

    Corp, L. A., E. M. Middleton, C. S. Daughtry, et al. P. K. Campbell, K. F. Huemmrich, and Y.-B. Cheng. 2008. "Impact of Spectral Resolution on Solar Induced Fluorescence and Reflectance Indices for Monitoring Vegetation." IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 4: Boston, MA: 1387 - 1390 [10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779991]

    Campbell, E. P., E. M. Middleton, and L. A. Corp. 2007. "Applications of solar induced fluorescence to the assessment of vegetation stress." Proc 3rd International Vegetation Fluorescence Workshop Florence, Italy, 6 pp.

    Middleton, E. M., L. A. Corp, and P. K. Campbell. 2007. "Synthesis of leaf-level fluorescence, reflectance, and photosynthesis with linkage to canopy Solar Induced Fluorescence." Proc 3rd Int Vegetation Fluorescence Workshop Florence, Italy, 4 pp.

    Middleton, E. M., L. A. Corp, and P. K. Campbell. 2007. "Canopy level solar induced fluorescence of vegetation in controlled experiments." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007. IGARSS 2007. IEEE International Barcelona, Spain, 3760 - 3764 [10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423661]

    Corp, L. A., P. K. Campbell, and E. M. Middleton. 2007. "Comparison of Active and Passive Fluorescence Techniques to Evaluate Plant Growth and Condition." Proc 3rd Int Vegetation Fluorescence Workshop, held in Florence Florence, Italy, 4 pp.

    Middleton, E. M., L. A. Corp, P. K. Campbell, and C. S. Daughtry. 2006. "Relating canopy hyperspectral reflectance and fluorescence indices to carbon related parameters." Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing II (RAQRSII) Valencia, Spain, 6 pp.

    Brief Bio

    Lawrence Corp is a senior research scientist affiliated with the Biospheric Sciences Branch of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Throughout his career he has specialized in the development and application of advanced remote sensing systems for the characterization of terrestrial ecosystems using high resolution imaging spectroscopy, thermal imagery, and LIDAR. His early career focused on the development and application of laser induced fluorescence imaging and fluorescence sensor systems to quantify environmentally induced plant stress responses and their impacts on photosynthesis and carbon/nitrogen dynamics. He served as science team member for the Earth Observing-1 satellite mission and the HyspIRI satellite mission concept. His research efforts have led to the collection and assimilation of data from a multitude of sensor platforms for statistical analysis and modeling of vegetation dynamics to provide an assessment of ecosystem responses to natural and anthropogenic environmental factors. Currently, he is the systems and applications lead for Goddard’s Lidar, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) airborne imager. His efforts were instrumental in G-LiHT’s development and continued efforts enable the system to evolve and incorporate new technologies to advance remote sensing applications in Earth Systems Science.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Colombo, R., M. Celesti, R. Bianchi, et al. P. K. Campbell, S. Cogliati, B. D. Cook, L. A. Corp, A. Damm, J.-C. Domec, L. Guanter, T. Julitta, E. M. Middleton, A. Noormets, C. Panigada, F. Pinto, U. Rascher, M. Rossini, and A. Schickling. 2018. "Variability of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence according to stand age-related processes in a managed loblolly pine forest." Global Change Biology [10.1111/gcb.14097]

    Nelson, R., H. Margolis, P. Montesano, et al. G. Sun, B. Cook, L. Corp, H.-E. Andersen, B. deJong, F. P. Pellat, T. Fickel, J. Kauffman, and S. Prisley. 2017. "Lidar-based estimates of aboveground biomass in the continental US and Mexico using ground, airborne, and satellite observations." Remote Sensing of Environment 188 127-140 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.10.038]

    Middleton, E. M., U. Rascher, L. Corp, et al. K. Huemmrich, B. Cook, A. Noormets, A. Schickling, F. Pinto, L. Alonso, A. Damm, L. Guanter, R. Colombo, P. Campbell, D. Landis, Q. Zhang, M. Rossini, D. Schuettemeyer, and R. Bianchi. 2017. "The 2013 FLEX—US Airborne Campaign at the Parker Tract Loblolly Pine Plantation in North Carolina, USA." Remote Sensing 9 (6): 612 [10.3390/rs9060612]

    Pontius, J., R. P. Hanavan, R. A. Hallett, B. D. Cook, and L. A. Corp. 2017. "High spatial resolution spectral unmixing for mapping ash species across a complex urban environment." Remote Sensing of Environment 199 360-369 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.07.027]

    Julitta, T., L. A. Corp, M. Rossini, et al. A. Burkart, S. Cogliati, N. Davies, M. Hom, A. MacArthur, E. M. Middleton, U. Rascher, A. Schickling, and R. Colombo. 2016. "Comparison of sun-induced fluorescence estimates obtained from four portable field spectroradiometers." Remote Sensing 8 (2): 122 [10.3390/rs8020122]

    Zhang, Q., E. M. Middleton, Y.-B. Cheng, et al. K. F. Huemmrich, B. D. Cook, L. A. Corp, W. P. Kustas, A. L. Russ, J. H. Prueger, and T. Yao. 2016. "Integrating chlorophyll fAPAR and nadir photochemical reflectance index from EO-1/Hyperion to predict cornfield daily gross primary production." Remote Sensing of Environment 186 311-321 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.08.026]

    Middleton, E. M., Y.-B. Cheng, P. E. Campbell, et al. K. F. Huemmrich, L. A. Corp, S. Bernardes, Q. Zhang, D. R. Landis, W. P. Kustas, C. S. Daughtry, J. G. Alfieri, and A. L. Russ. 2015. "Multi-angle hyperspectral observations using fluorescence and PRI to detect plant stress and productivity in a cornfield." EARSeL eProceedings 14 (S2): 27-39.

    Cheng, Y., E. Middleton, Q. Zhang, et al. K. Huemmrich, P. Campbell, L. Corp, B. Cook, W. Kustas, and C. Daughtry. 2013. "Integrating Solar Induced Fluorescence and the Photochemical Reflectance Index for Estimating Gross Primary Production in a Cornfield." Remote Sensing 5 (12): 6857-6879 [10.3390/rs5126857]

    Cook, B. D., L. A. Corp, R. F. Nelson, et al. E. M. Middleton, D. C. Morton, J. T. Mccorkel, J. Masek, and P. M. Montesano. 2013. "NASA Goddard’s LiDAR, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) Airborne Imager." Remote Sensing 5 (8): 4045-4066 [10.3390/rs5084045]

    Joiner, J., Y. Yoshida, A. P. Vasilkov, et al. E. M. Middleton, P. K. Campbell, A. Kuze, and L. A. Corp. 2012. "Filling-in of near-infrared solar lines by terrestrial fluorescence and other geophysical effects: simulations and space-based observations from SCIAMACHY and GOSAT." Atmos Meas Tech 5 (4): 809-829 [10.5194/amt-5-809-2012]

    Joiner, J., Y. Yoshida, A. Vasilkov, et al. Y. Yoshida, L. Corp, and E. Middleton. 2011. "First observations of global and seasonal terrestrial chlorophyll fluorescence from space." Biogeosciences 8 (3): 637-651 [10.5194/bg-8-637-2011]

    Cheng, Y.-B., E. M. Middleton, K. F. Huemmrich, et al. Q. Zhang, P. K. Campbell, L. A. Corp, A. L. Russ, and W. P. Kustas. 2010. "Utilizing in situ directional hyperspectral measurements to validate bio-indicator simulations for a corn crop canopy." Ecological Informatics 5:330–338.

    Corp, L., E. M. Middleton, P. Campbell, et al. K. F. Huemmrich, C. Daughtry, A. Russ, and Y.-B. Cheng. 2010. "Spectral indices to monitor nitrogen-driven carbon uptake in field corn." Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 4 (1): [10.1117/1.3518455]

    Campbell, P. K., E. M. Middleton, L. A. Corp, and M. Kim. 2008. "Contribution of chlorophyll fluorescence to the apparent vegetation reflectance." Science of The Total Environment 404 (2-3): 433-439 [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2007.11.004]

    Middleton, E. M., L. A. Corp, and P. K. Campbell. 2008. "Comparison of measurements and FluorMOD simulations for solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence and reflectance of a corn crop under nitrogen treatments." International Journal of Remote Sensing 29 (17-18): 5193-5213 [10.1080/01431160802036524]

    Campbell, P. K., E. M. Middleton, J. E. McMurtrey, L. A. Corp, and E. Chappelle. 2007. "Assessment of Vegetation Stress Using Reflectance or Fluorescence Measurements." J Environ Qual 36 (3): 832-845 [10.2134/jeq2005.0396 ]

    Corp, L. A., E. M. Middleton, J. McMurtrey, et al. P. K. Entcheva Campbell, P. K. Campbell, and L. Butcher. 2006. "Fluorescence sensing techniques for vegetation assessment." Appl Opt 45 (5): 1023-1033

    Corp, L. A., J. E. McMurtrey, E. M. Middleton, E. W. Chappelle, and C. S. Daughtry. 2003. "Fluorescence sensing systems: in vivo detection of biophysical variations in field corn due to nitrogen supply." Remote Sensing of Environ. 86:470-479.

    Non-Refereed

    Corp, L. A., B. D. Cook, J. McCorkel, and E. M. Middleton. 2015. "Data products of NASA Goddard’s LiDAR, hyperspectral, and thermal airborne imager (G-LiHT)." SPIE. 9482, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies VIII 94821D [10.1117/12.2177083]

    Angal, A., J. McCorkel, B. Cook, L. A. Corp, and K. Thome. 2015. "Radiometric calibration of G-LiHT's imaging spectrometer using GLAMR for satellite sensor intercalibration." Earth Observing Systems XX [10.1117/12.2188763]

    Corp, L. A., E. M. Middleton, P. K. Campbell, et al. K. F. Huemmrich, Y.-B. Cheng, and C. S. Daughtry. 2009. "Remote Sensing techniques to monitor Nitrogen driven Carbon dynamics in vegetation." SPIE Optics Photonics, Optical Engineering plus Applications, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability

    Corp, L. A., Y.-B. Cheng, E. M. Middleton, et al. G. G. Parker, K. F. Huemmrich, and P. K. Campbell. 2009. "Hyperspectral-LIDAR system and data product integration for terrestrial applications." SPIE Optics Photonics, Optical Engineering plus Applications, Imaging Spectrometry

    Cheng, Y.-B., L. A. Corp, E. M. Middleton, et al. K. F. Huemmrich, Q. Zhang, P. E. Campbell, and G. Parker. 2008. "Comparisons between in Situ Anisotropic Reflectance Measurements and Simulations for Vegetation Canopies: Validation and Sensitivity Analysis." IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 3 III-790 - III-792 [10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779467]

    Corp, L. A., E. M. Middleton, C. S. Daughtry, et al. P. K. Campbell, K. F. Huemmrich, and Y.-B. Cheng. 2008. "Impact of Spectral Resolution on Solar Induced Fluorescence and Reflectance Indices for Monitoring Vegetation." IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 4 1387 - 1390 [10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779991]

    Campbell, E. P., E. M. Middleton, and L. A. Corp. 2007. "Applications of solar induced fluorescence to the assessment of vegetation stress." Proc 3rd International Vegetation Fluorescence Workshop 6 pp

    Middleton, E. M., L. A. Corp, and P. K. Campbell. 2007. "Synthesis of leaf-level fluorescence, reflectance, and photosynthesis with linkage to canopy Solar Induced Fluorescence." Proc 3rd Int Vegetation Fluorescence Workshop 4 pp

    Middleton, E. M., L. A. Corp, and P. K. Campbell. 2007. "Canopy level solar induced fluorescence of vegetation in controlled experiments." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007. IGARSS 2007. IEEE International 3760 - 3764 [10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423661]

    Corp, L. A., P. K. Campbell, and E. M. Middleton. 2007. "Comparison of Active and Passive Fluorescence Techniques to Evaluate Plant Growth and Condition." Proc 3rd Int Vegetation Fluorescence Workshop, held in Florence 4 pp

    Middleton, E. M., L. A. Corp, P. K. Campbell, and C. S. Daughtry. 2006. "Relating canopy hyperspectral reflectance and fluorescence indices to carbon related parameters." Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing II (RAQRSII) 6 pp

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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