Michelle Anne Hofton

Michelle Anne Hofton

  • RESEARCH PROFESSOR
  • 301.614.2866
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 61A.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIV OF MARYLAND
  • Publications

    Refereed

    Brunt, K. M., R. L. Hawley, E. R. Lutz, et al. M. Studinger, J. G. Sonntag, M. A. Hofton, L. C. Andrews, and T. A. Neumann. 2017. "Assessment of NASA airborne laser altimetry data using ground-based GPS data near Summit Station, Greenland." The Cryosphere, 11 (2): 681-692 [10.5194/tc-11-681-2017]

    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]

    Tang, H., S. Ganguly, G. Zhang, et al. M. A. Hofton, R. F. Nelson, and R. Dubayah. 2016. "Characterizing leaf area index (LAI) and vertical foliage profile (VFP) over the United States." Biogeosciences, 13 (1): 239-252 [10.5194/bg-13-239-2016]

    Yi, D., J. P. Harbeck, S. S. Manizade, et al. N. T. Kurtz, M. Studinger, and M. A. Hofton. 2014. "Arctic sea ice freeboard retrieval with waveform characteristics for NASA's Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) and Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS)." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (3): 1403-1410 [10.1109/TGRS.2014.2339737]

    Hansen, A. J., L. B. Phillips, R. Dubayah, S. Goetz, and M. Hofton. 2014. "Regional-scale application of lidar: Variation in forest canopy structure across the southeastern US." Forest Ecology and Management, 329: 214-226 [10.1016/j.foreco.2014.06.009]

    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]

    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]

    Simard, M., S. Hensley, M. Lavalle, et al. R. Dubayah, N. Pinto, and M. Hofton. 2012. "An Empirical Assessment of Temporal Decorrelation Using the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar over Forested Landscapes." Remote Sensing, 4 (12): 975-986 [10.3390/rs4040975]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    Sauber-Rosenberg, 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]

    Kenyi, L. W., R. Dubayah, M. Hofton, and M. Schardt. 2009. "Comparative analysis of SRTM–NED vegetation canopy height to LIDAR‐derived vegetation canopy metrics." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30 (11): 2797-2811 [10.1080/01431160802555853]

    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]

    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.

    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]

    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.

    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]

    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]

    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., 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]

    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]

    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]

    Non-Refereed

    Yi, D., N. T. Kurtz, J. P. Harbeck, et al. S. S. Manizade, M. A. Hofton, H. G. Cornejo, H. J. Zwally, and J. W. Robbins. 2016. "Antarctic sea-ice freeboard and estimated thickness from NASA's ICESAT and ICEBRIDGE observations." 2016 IEEE INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SYMPOSIUM (IGARSS), Beijing, China, 10-15 July 2016 7682-7685, ISBN: 978-1-5090-3332-4 . [10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7731003]

    Brenner, A. C., H. J. Zwally, C. R. Bentley, et al. B. M. Csatho, M. A. Hofton, J.-B. Minster, L.-A. Roberts, J. L. Saba, R. H. Thomas, and D. Yi. 2012. "The Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the Derivation of Range and Range Distributions from Laser Pulse Waveform Analysis for Surface Elevations, Roughness, Slope, and Vegetation Heights." NASA/TM-2012-208641/Vol 7 134 pp [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)]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Brunt, K. M., R. L. Hawley, E. R. Lutz, et al. M. Studinger, J. G. Sonntag, M. A. Hofton, L. C. Andrews, and T. A. Neumann. 2017. "Assessment of NASA airborne laser altimetry data using ground-based GPS data near Summit Station, Greenland." The Cryosphere 11 (2): 681-692 [10.5194/tc-11-681-2017]

    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]

    Tang, H., S. Ganguly, G. Zhang, et al. M. A. Hofton, R. F. Nelson, and R. Dubayah. 2016. "Characterizing leaf area index (LAI) and vertical foliage profile (VFP) over the United States." Biogeosciences 13 (1): 239-252 [10.5194/bg-13-239-2016]

    Yi, D., J. P. Harbeck, S. S. Manizade, et al. N. T. Kurtz, M. Studinger, and M. A. Hofton. 2014. "Arctic sea ice freeboard retrieval with waveform characteristics for NASA's Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) and Land, Vegetation, and Ice Sensor (LVIS)." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 53 (3): 1403-1410 [10.1109/TGRS.2014.2339737]

    Hansen, A. J., L. B. Phillips, R. Dubayah, S. Goetz, and M. Hofton. 2014. "Regional-scale application of lidar: Variation in forest canopy structure across the southeastern US." Forest Ecology and Management 329 214-226 [10.1016/j.foreco.2014.06.009]

    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]

    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]

    Simard, M., S. Hensley, M. Lavalle, et al. R. Dubayah, N. Pinto, and M. Hofton. 2012. "An Empirical Assessment of Temporal Decorrelation Using the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar over Forested Landscapes." Remote Sensing 4 (12): 975-986 [10.3390/rs4040975]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    Sauber-Rosenberg, 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]

    Kenyi, L. W., R. Dubayah, M. Hofton, and M. Schardt. 2009. "Comparative analysis of SRTM–NED vegetation canopy height to LIDAR‐derived vegetation canopy metrics." International Journal of Remote Sensing 30 (11): 2797-2811 [10.1080/01431160802555853]

    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]

    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

    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]

    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

    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]

    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]

    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., 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]

    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]

    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]

    Non-Refereed

    Yi, D., N. T. Kurtz, J. P. Harbeck, et al. S. S. Manizade, M. A. Hofton, H. G. Cornejo, H. J. Zwally, and J. W. Robbins. 2016. "Antarctic sea-ice freeboard and estimated thickness from NASA's ICESAT and ICEBRIDGE observations." 2016 IEEE INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SYMPOSIUM (IGARSS), Beijing, China, 10-15 July 2016 7682-7685 [10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7731003]

    Brenner, A. C., H. J. Zwally, C. R. Bentley, et al. B. M. Csatho, M. A. Hofton, J.-B. Minster, L.-A. Roberts, J. L. Saba, R. H. Thomas, and D. Yi. 2012. "The Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the Derivation of Range and Range Distributions from Laser Pulse Waveform Analysis for Surface Elevations, Roughness, Slope, and Vegetation Heights." NASA/TM-2012-208641/Vol 7 134 pp [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)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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