Scott B Luthcke

Scott B Luthcke

  • SUPV RSCH AST, SOLID EARTH GEO STD
  • 301.614.6112 | 301.614.6522
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 61A
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Scott B. Luthcke has over 20 years of experience in space geodesy, satellite measurement modeling and remote sensing for Earth and Planetary science applications. He has numerous publications ranging from 1 cm precision orbit determination, to spaceborne laser altimeter calibration, to ice sheet and glacier mass balance from satellite gravimetry.  Scott has been published in SCIENCE and has appeared on the Discovery Channel in the Naked Science special Earth from Above.  He has been involved in the development, operations and science of numerous missions including: TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1&2, Shuttle Laser Altimeter, ICESat-1&2, DESDynI, Operation Ice Bridge, GRACE, and GEDI. Scott B. Luthcke is the recipient of the following notable individual awards: The 2010 Robert H. Goddard Award in Engineering Exceptional Achievement, The 2007 NASA Earth Science Exceptional Achievement Award, The 2006 Robert H. Goddard Award in Science Exceptional Achievement, the 2010 NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal in Science and most notably the 2014 William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science Achievements.

    Research Interests

    Satellite Geodesy

    Ice sheet and glacier system mass balance and evolution from satellite gravimetry, and satellite and airborne altimetry.

     

    Time variable and static gravity recovery from satellite tracking and accelerometer data.

     

    Satellite radar and laser altimetry, and satellite gravimetry for cyrosphere, oceans, hydrology and eco-systems research.

     

    Satellite tracking data analysis.

     

    Satellite accelerometry and attitude data analysis.

    Satellite measurement and force modeling.

     

    Current Projects

    GRACE and GRACE-FO Science Team Member

     Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and GRACE Folow On (GRACE-FO)

    ICESat-II POD/PPD/Geolocation Lead

     Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite

    Comprehensive Assessment of Ice Sheet Contributions to Sea Level Based on Integrated Remote Sensing Observations

     

    Combining GRACE, IceBridge/ICESat altimetry and field observations to improve estimates of glacier and ice sheet contributions to rising sea level

     

    An Earth System Data Record of Earth's Surface Mass Variations from GRACE and Geodetic Satellites

     

    GEDI Science Team and Science Operations Center Lead

    Global Ecosystems Dynamics Investigation

    Positions/Employment

    3/2013 - 2014

    Associate Chief, Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory

    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    11/2000 - Present

    Geophysicist

    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    1989 - 2000

    Principal Scientist and Principal Systems Engineer

    Raytheon ITSS formerly Hughes STX and formerly STX, Lanham, MD  Also, held the following positions: Senior Scientist and Programmer Analyst.

    Education

    1988 - B.S. Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    1994 - M.S. Applied Physics, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 2000 - Present

    Professional Service

    • GEDI Science team member and Science Operations Center lead
    • ICESat-2 POD/PPD/Geolocation lead
    • GRACE & GRACE-FO Science Team member
    • NASA Sea Level Change Team ( N-SLCT)
    • International Ice Mass Balance Intercomparison Exercise team member
    • Operation Ice Bridge Science Team member
    • DESDynl-Lidar Deputy Project Scientist
    • ICESat Science Team member
    • LIVEx Mission Definition Team member
    • NASA GSFC Leadership Alchemy- class of 2008
    • Sea Level Inter-Disciplinary Science ( IDS) investigator
    • Guest editor, Special Issue on Laser Altimetry, Journal of Geodynamics, Vol. 34, Oct.   /Nov., 2002.
    • NASA Vegetation Canopy Lidar (VCL) co-investigator
    • Shuttle Laser Altimeter Team member
    • TOPEX/ Poseidon Precision Orbit Determination Team member
    • American Geophysical Union member
     

    Awards

    Selected Individual Awards:

    • 2014 William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science Achievements
    • 2010 GSFC Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Engineering Achievement
    • 2010 NASA Individual Exceptional Achievement Medal
    • 2009 NASA Group Achievement Award- GRACE Science Team
    • 2007 NASA Earth Science Exceptional Achievement
    • 2006 Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Science Achievement

    Other Professional Information

    NASA Road To Mission Success - 2011
    NASA GSFC Leadership Alchemy – class of 2008

    Publications

    Refereed

    Shepherd, A., E. Ivins, E. Rignot, et al. B. Smith, M. V. Broeke, I. Velicogna, P. Whitehouse, K. Briggs, I. Joughin, G. Krinner, S. M. Crooks Nowicki, T. Payne, T. Scambos, N. Schlegel, G. A, C. Agosta, A. Ahstrøm, G. Babonis, V. Barletta, A. Blazquez, J. Bonin, B. Csatho, R. Cullather, D. Felikson, X. Fettweis, R. Forsberg, H. Gallee, A. Gardner, L. Gilbert, A. Groh, B. Gunter, E. Hanna, C. Harig, V. Helm, A. Horwath, M. Horwath, S. Khan, K. K. Kjeldsen, H. Konrad, P. Langen, B. Lecavalier, B. D. Loomis, S. B. Luthcke, M. McMillan, D. Melini, S. Mernild, Y. Mohajerani, P. Moore, J. Mouginot, G. Moyano, A. Muir, T. Nagler, G. Nield, J. Nilsson, B. Noel, I. Otosaka, M. E. Pattle, W. R. Peltier, N. Pie, R. Rietbroek, H. Rott, L. Sandberg-Sørensen, I. Sagen, H. Save, B. Scheuchl, E. Schrama, L. Schröder, K.-W. Seo, S. Simonsen, T. Slater, G. Spada, T. Sutterley, L. Tarasov, W. J. van de Berg, W. van der Wal, B. D. Vishwakarma, D. Wiese, and B. Wouters. 2018. "Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017." Nature, 558: 219-222 [10.1038/s41586-018-0179-y]

    Markus, T., T. Neumann, A. Martino, et al. W. Abdalati, K. Brunt, B. Csatho, S. Farrell, H. Fricker, A. Gardner, D. Harding, M. Jasinski, R. Kwok, L. Magruder, D. Lubin, S. B. Luthcke, J. Morison, R. Nelson, A. Neuenschwander, S. Palm, S. Popescu, C. Shum, B. E. Schutz, B. Smith, Y. Yang, and J. Zwally. 2017. "The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2): Science requirements, concept, and implementation." Remote Sensing of Environment, 190: 260-273 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.029]

    Loomis, B. D., and S. B. Luthcke. 2017. "Mass evolution of Mediterranean, Black, Red, and Caspian Seas from GRACE and altimetry: accuracy assessment and solution calibration." J. Geodesy, 91 (2): 195-206 [10.1007/s00190-016-0952-3]

    Martín-Español, A., A. Zammit-Mangion, P. J. Clarke, et al. T. Flament, V. Helm, M. A. King, S. B. Luthcke, E. Petrie, F. Rémy, N. Schön, B. Wouters, and J. L. Bamber. 2016. "Spatial and temporal Antarctic Ice Sheet mass trends, glacio-isostatic adjustment, and surface processes from a joint inversion of satellite altimeter, gravity, and GPS data." J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 121 (2): 182-200 [10.1002/2015jf003550]

    Alexander, P. M., M. Tedesco, N.-J. Schlegel, et al. S. Luthcke, X. Fettweis, and E. Larour. 2016. "Greenland Ice Sheet seasonal and spatial mass variability from model simulations and GRACE (2003-2012)." Cryosphere, 10: 1259-1277 [10.5194/tc-10-1259-2016]

    Schoen, N., A. Zammit-Mangion, J. C. Rougier, et al. T. Flament, F. Rémy, S. Luthcke, and J. L. Bamber. 2015. "Simultaneous solution for mass trends on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet." The Cryosphere, 9 (2): 805-819 [10.5194/tc-9-805-2015]

    Colgan, W., W. Abdalati, M. Citterio, et al. B. Csatho, X. Fettweis, S. B. Luthcke, G. Moholdt, S. B. Simonsen, and M. Stober. 2015. "Hybrid glacier Inventory, Gravimetry and Altimetry (HIGA) mass balance product for Greenland and the Canadian Arctic." Remote Sensing of Environment, 168: 24-39 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.06.016]

    Loomis, B. D., and S. B. Luthcke. 2014. "OPTIMIZED SIGNAL DENOISING AND ADAPTIVE ESTIMATION OF SEASONAL TIMING AND MASS BALANCE FROM SIMULATED GRACE-LIKE REGIONAL MASS VARIATIONS." Adv. Adapt. Data Anal., 06 (01): 1450003 [10.1142/s1793536914500034]

    Stammer, D., R. D. Ray, O. B. Andersen, et al. B. K. Arbic, W. Bosch, L. Carrere, F. G. Lemoine, S. B. Luthcke, and Others. 2014. "Accuracy assessment of global barotropic ocean tide models." Reviews of Geophysics, 52: 243-282 [10.1002/2014RG000450]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. Rowlands, T. Sabaka, et al. B. Loomis, M. Horwath, and A. Arendt. 2014. "Gravimetry measurements from space." Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere, 231-247 [10.1002/9781118368909.ch10]

    Montesano, P. M., B. D. Cook, G. Sun, et al. M. Simard, R. F. Nelson, K. J. Ranson, Z. Shang, and S. B. Luthcke. 2013. "Achieving accuracy requirements for forest biomass mapping: A spaceborne data fusion method for estimating forest biomass and LiDAR sampling error." Remote Sensing of Environment, 130: 153-170.

    Ray, R. D., S. B. Luthcke, and T. van Dam. 2013. "Monthly crustal loading corrections for satellite altimetry." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30: 999-1005 [10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00152.1]

    Luthcke, S. B., T. J. Sabaka, B. D. Loomis, et al. A. A. Arendt, J. J. McCarthy, and J. B. Camp. 2013. "Antarctica, Greenland and Gulf of Alaska land ice evolution from an iterated GRACE global mascon solution." Journal of Glaciology, 216: 613-631 [10.3189/2013JoG12J147]

    Arendt, A., S. B. Luthcke, A. Gardner, et al. S. O'Neel, D. Hill, G. Moholdt, and W. Abdalati. 2013. "Analysis of a GRACE global mascon Solution for Gulf of Alaska Glaciers." J. Glac., 59 (217): 913-924 [10.3189/2013JoG12J197]

    Melachroinos, S., F. G. Lemoine, N. P. Zelensky, et al. D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and O. Bordyugov. 2013. "The effect of geocenter motion on Jason-2 orbits and the mean sea level." Adv. Space Res., 51 (8): 1323—1334 [10.1016/j.asr.2012.06.004]

    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]

    Shepherd, A., E. Ivins, G. A, et al. V. Barletta, M. Bentley, S. Bettadpur, K. Briggs, D. Bromwich, R. Forsberg, N. Galin, M. Horwath, S. Jacobs, I. Joughin, M. King, J. Lenaerts, J. Li, S. Ligtenberg, A. Luckman, S. B. Luthcke, M. McMillan, R. Meister, G. Milne, J. Mouginot, A. Muir, J. Nicolas, J. Paden, A. Payne, H. Rott, H. Pritchard, E. Rignot, L. Sørensen, T. Scambos, B. Scheuchl, E. Schrama, B. Smith, A. Sundal, J. Angelen, W. van de Berg, M. van den Broeke, D. Vaughan, I. Velicogna, J. Wahr, P. Whitehouse, D. Wingham, D. Yi, D. Young, and H. J. Zwally. 2012. "A Reconciled Estimate of Ice-Sheet Mass Balance." Science, 338 (6111): 1183-1189 [10.1126/science.1228102]

    Loomis, B. D., R. S. Nerem, and S. B. Luthcke. 2012. "Simulation study of a follow-on gravity mission to GRACE." Journal of Geodesy, 86 (5): 319-335 [10.1007/s00190-011-0521-8]

    Sabaka, T. J., D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and J. P. Boy. 2010. "Improving global mass flux solutions from Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) through forward modeling and continuous time correlation." J. Geophys. Res., 115 (B11): B11403 [10.1029/2010JB007533]

    Pritchard, H. D., S. B. Luthcke, and A. H. Fleming. 2010. "Understanding ice sheet mass balance: progress in satellite altimetry and gravimetry." J. Glac., 56 (200):

    Lemoine, F. G., N. P. Zelensky, D. S. Chinn, et al. D. E. Pavlis, D. D. Rowlands, B. D. Beckley, S. B. Luthcke, P. Willis, M. Ziebart, A. Sibthorpe, J. P. Boy, and V. Luceri. 2010. "Towards development of a consistent orbit series for TOPEX/Poseidon Jason-1 and Jason-2." Adv. Space Res., 46: 1513-1540 [10.1016/j.asr.2010.05.007]

    Krogh, P. E., O. B. Andersen, C. Michailovsky, et al. P. Bauer-Gottwein, D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and D. S. Chinn. 2010. "Evaluating terrestrial water storage variations from regionally constrained GRACE mascon data and hydrological models over Southern Africa - preliminary results." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31 (14): 3899-3912 [10.1080/01431161.2010.483483]

    Zelensky, N. P., F. G. Lemoine, M. Ziebart, et al. A. Sibthorpe, P. Willis, B. D. Beckley, S. M. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, D. E. Pavlis, and V. Luceri. 2010. "DORIS/SLR POD modeling improvements for Jason-1 and Jason-2." Adv. Space Res., 46 (12): 1541-1558 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.asr.2010.05.008]

    Han, S. C., R. D. Ray, and S. B. Luthcke. 2010. "One centimeter-level observations of diurnal ocean tides from global monthly mean time-variable gravity fields." Journal of Geodesy, 84: 715-729 [10.1007/s00190-010-0405-3]

    Han, S., J. M. Sauber-Rosenberg, and S. B. Luthcke. 2010. "Regional gravity decrease after the 2010 Maule (Chile) earthquake indicates large-scale mass redistribution." Geophysical Reearch Letters, 37: L23307 [ 10.1029/2010GL045449]

    Rowlands, D. D., S. B. Luthcke, J. McCarthy, et al. S. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, F. G. Lemoine, J.-P. C. Boy, and T. J. Sabaka. 2010. "Global mass flux solutions from GRACE: A comparison of parameter estimation strategies—Mass concentrations versus Stokes coefficients." J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 115 (B1): [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2009JB006546]

    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]

    Arendt, A. A., S. Luthcke, R. Hock, and C. Larsen. 2009. "Glacier changes in Alaska: can mass-balance models explain GRACE mascon trends?" Annals of Glaciology, 50 (50): 148-154 [10.3189/172756409787769753]

    Klosko, S., D. Rowlands, S. Luthcke, et al. F. Lemoine, D. Chinn, and M. Rodell. 2009. "Evaluation and validation of mascon recovery using GRACE KBRR data with independent mass flux estimates in the Mississippi Basin." J Geodesy, 83 (9): 817-827 [10.1007/s00190-009-0301-x]

    Rowlands, D. D., F. G. Lemoine, D. S. Chinn, and S. B. Luthcke. 2009. "A simulation study of multi-beam altimetry for lunar reconnaissance orbiter and other planetary missions ." J. Geodesy , Vol 83 (8): 709-721 [Full Text (Link)] [ 10.1007/s00190-008-0285-y]

    Ray, R. D., S. B. Luthcke, and J.-P. C. Boy. 2009. "Qualitative comparisons of global ocean tide models by analysis of intersatellite ranging data ." Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans , 114: C09017 [ 10.1029/2009JC005362]

    Peltier, W. R., and S. B. Luthcke. 2009. "On the origins of Earth rotation anomalies: New insights on the basis of both "paleogeodetic'' data and Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) data ." Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth , 114: [10.1029/2009JB006352]

    Egbert, G., S. Erofeeva, S. Han, S. B. Luthcke, and R. D. Ray. 2009. "Assimilation of GRACE tide solutions into a numerical hydrodynamic inverse model." Geophysical Research Letters , 36: L20609 [ 10.1029/2009GL040376]

    Arendt, A., S. B. Luthcke, and R. Hock. 2009. "Glacier changes in Alaska: can mass-balance models explain GRACE mascon trends?" Annals of Glaciology , 50 (50): 148-154.

    Han, S. C., H. Kim, I. Yeo, et al. P. Yeh, T. Oki, K. Seo, D. Alsdorf, and S. B. Luthcke. 2009. "Dynamics of surface water storage in the Amazon inferred from measurements of inter-satellite distance change." Geophysical Research Letters , 36: L09403 [10.1029/2009GL037910]

    Arendt, A. A., S. B. Luthcke, C. Larsen, et al. W. Abdalati, B. Krabill, and M. Beedle. 2008. "Validation of high-resolution GRACE mascon estimates of glacier mass changes in the St Elias Mountains, Alaska, USA, using aircraft laser altimetry." J Glaciol, 54 (188): 778-787.

    Han, S., J. M. Sauber-Rosenberg, S. B. Luthcke, C. H. Ji, and F. Pollitz. 2008. "Implications of postseismic gravity change following the great 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake from the regional harmonic analysis of GRACE intersatellite tracking data." J Geophys Res, 113: (B11413) [ 10.1029/2008JB005705]

    Han, S. C., D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and F. G. Lemoine. 2008. "Localized analysis of satellite tracking data for studying time-variable Earth's gravity fields." J Geophys Res, 113 ( 17): B06401 [ 10.1029/2007JB005218]

    Hall, D. K., R. S. Williams, S. B. Luthcke, and N. E. Digirolamo. 2008. "Greenland ice sheet surface temperature, melt and mass loss: 2000–06." Journal of Glaciology, 54 (184): 81-93 [10.3189/002214308784409170]

    Han, S. C., J. M. Sauber, S. B. Luthcke, C. H. Ji, and F. Pollitz. 2008. "Postseismic gravity change following the great 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake from the regional harmonic analysis of GRACE inter satellite tracking data: Implication for the regional viscoelastic response." J Geophys Res, 113 ( 13 ): B11413 [ 10.1029/2008JB005705]

    Luthcke, S. B., A. A. Arendt, D. D. Rowlands, J. J. McCarthy, and C. F. Larsen. 2008. "Recent glacier mass changes in the Gulf of Alaska region from GRACE mascon solutions." Journal of Glaciology, 54 (188): 767-777 [10.3189/002214308787779933]

    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]

    Beckley, B. D., F. G. Lemoine, S. B. Luthcke, R. D. Ray, and N. P. Zelensky. 2007. "A reassessment of global and regional mean sea-level trends from TOPEX and Jason-1 altimetry based on revised reference frame and orbits." Geophys. Res. Lett., 34: L14608 [10.1029/2007GL030002]

    Han, S. C., R. Ray, and S. Luthcke. 2007. "Ocean tidal solutions in Antarctica from GRACE intersatellite tracking data." Geophysical Research Letters, 34: L21607 [ 10.1029/2007GL031540]

    Luthcke, S. B., H. J. Zwally, W. Abdalati, et al. D. D. Rowlands, R. D. Ray, R. S. Nerem, F. G. Lemoine, J. J. McCarthy, and D. S. Chinn. 2006. "Recent Greenland Ice Mass Loss by Drainage System from Satellite Gravity Observations." Science, 314 (5803): 1286-1289 [10.1126/science.1130776]

    Ray, R., and S. Luthcke. 2006. "Tide model errors and GRACE gravimetry: Towards a more realistic assessment." Geophysical Journal International, 167: 1055-1059. [10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03229.x]

    Luthcke, S., L. Ray, and L. Ray. 2006. "Recent Greenland ice mass loss by drainage system from satellite gravity observations." Science, 314: 1286-1289 [ 10.1126/science.113077]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, et al. S. M. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, and J. J. McCarthy. 2006. "Monthly spherical harmonic gravity field solutions determined from GRACE inter-satellite range-rate data alone." Geophys. Res. Lett., 33 (2): [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2005GL024846 ]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, T. A. Williams, and M. Sirota. 2005. "Calibration and reduction of ICESat geoloaction errors and the impact on ice sheet elevation change detection,." Geophys Res Lett, VOL. 32: L21S05 [ 10.1029/2005GL023689]

    Rowlands, D. D., S. B. Luthcke, S. M. Klosko, et al. F. G. Lemoine, D. S. Chinn, J. J. McCarthy, C. M. Cox, and O. B. Anderson. 2005. "Resolving mass flux at high spatial and temporal resolution using GRACE intersatellite measurements." Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32 ( 4): L04310 [ 10.1029/2004GL021908]

    Sauber-Rosenberg, J. M., B. Molnia, C. C. Carabajal, S. B. Luthcke, and R. Muskett. 2005. "Ice elevations and surface change on the Malaspina Glacier Alaska." Geophys Res Lett, 32 (23): L23S01 [ 10.1029/2005GL023943]

    Beckley, B. D., P. S. Callahan, S. B. Luthcke, and N. P. Zelensky. 2004. "Towards a Seamless Transition from TOPEX/Poseidon to Jason-1." Marine Geodesy, 27 (3-4): 373-389 [10.1080/01490410490889148]

    Luthcke, S. B., N. P. Zelensky, D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, and T. A. Williams. 2003. "The 1-centimeter Orbit: Jason-1 Precision Orbit Determination Using GPS, SLR, DORIS and Altimeter data." Marine Geodesy, 26 (3-4): 399-421 [10.1080/01490410390256727 ]

    Luthcke, S. B., C. C. Carabajal, and D. D. Rowlands. 2002. "Enhanced Geolocation of Spaceborne Laser Altimeter Surface Returns: Parameter Calibration from the Simultaneous Reduction of Altimeter Range and Navigation Tracking data." Journal of Geodynamics, Vol. 34 (3-4): 447-475 [ 10.1016/S0264-3707(02)00047-9]

    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]

    Luthcke, S., C. Carabajal, D. Rowlands, and D. Pavlis. 2001. "Improvements in spaceborne laser altimeter data geolocation." Surveys in Geophysics, 22 (5/6): 549-559 [10.1023/a:1015636721365]

    Rowlands, D., C. C. Carabajal, S. B. Luthcke, D. J. Harding, and J. M. Sauber. 2000. "Satellite laser altimetry: on-orbit calibration techniques for precise geolocation." The Review of Laser Engineering, 28 (12): 796-803 [10.2184/lsj.28.796]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, J. J. McCarthy, E. Stoneking, and D. E. Pavlis. 2000. "Spaceborne Laser Altimeter Pointing Bias Calibration From Range Residual Analysis." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 37 ( 3): 374-384 [ 10.2514/2.3571]

    Rowlands, D. D., D. E. Pavlis, F. G. Lemoine, G. A. Neumann, and S. B. Luthcke. 1999. "The use of laser altimetry in the orbit and attitude determination of Mars Global Surveyor." Geophys. Res. Lett., 26 (9): 1191-1194 [ 10.1029/1999GL900223]

    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]

    Luthcke, S. B., J. A. Marshall, S. C. Rowton, K. E. Rachlin, and C. M. Cox. 1997. "Enhanced Radiative Force Modeling of The Tracking and Data Relay Satellites." Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 45 (3): 349-370.

    Marshall, J. A., N. R. Zelensky, S. M. Klosko, et al. D. S. Chinn, S. B. Luthcke, K. E. Rachlin, and R. G. Williamson. 1995. "The temporal and spatial characteristics of TOPEX/POSEIDON radial orbit error." Journal of Geophysical Research, 100 (C12): 25331 [10.1029/95jc01845]

    Lerch, F., C. Doll, J. Marshall, et al. S. Luthcke, R. Williamson, S. Klosko, J. McCarthy, and W. Eddy. 1995. "Precision orbit determination for TOPEX/Poseidon using TDRSS doppler tracking data." Advances in Space Research, 16 (12): 89-92 [10.1016/0273-1177(95)98787-o]

    Nerem, R. S., F. J. Lerch, J. A. Marshall, et al. E. C. Pavlis, B. H. Putney, B. D. Tapley, R. J. Eanes, J. C. Ries, B. E. Schutz, C. K. Shum, M. M. Watkins, S. M. Klosko, J. C. Chan, S. B. Luthcke, G. B. Patel, N. K. Pavlis, R. G. Williamson, R. H. Rapp, R. Biancale, and F. Nouel. 1994. "Gravity model development for TOPEX/POSEIDON: Joint Gravity Models 1 and 2." Journal of Geophysical Research, 99 (C12): 24421 [10.1029/94jc01376]

    Tapley, B. D., J. C. Ries, G. W. Davis, et al. R. J. Eanes, B. E. Schutz, C. K. Shum, M. M. Watkins, J. A. Marshall, R. S. Nerem, B. H. Putney, S. M. Klosko, S. B. Luthcke, D. Pavlis, R. G. Williamson, and N. P. Zelensky. 1994. "Precision orbit determination for TOPEX/POSEIDON." Journal of Geophysical Research, 99 (C12): 24383 [10.1029/94jc01645]

    Marshall, J. A., and S. B. Luthcke. 1994. "Modeling radiation forces acting on Topex/Poseidon for precision orbit determination." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 31 (1): 99-105 [10.2514/3.26408]

    Lerch, F., R. Nerem, B. Putney, et al. T. Felsentreger, B. Sanchez, J. Marshall, S. Klosko, G. Patel, R. Williamson, D. Chinn, J. C. Chan, K. E. Rachlin, N. L. Chandler, J. J. McCarthy, S. B. Luthcke, N. K. Pavlis, D. E. Pavlis, J. W. Robbins, S. Kapoor, and E. C. Pavlis. 1994. "A Geopotential Model From Satellite Tracking, Altimeter and Surface Gravity Data - GEM-T3." Journal of Geophysical Research, 99 (B2): 2815-2839 [ 10.1029/93JB02759]

    Marshall, J. A., and S. B. Luthcke. 1994. "Erratum-Modeling Radiation Forces Acting on Topex/Poseidon for Precision Orbit Determination." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 31 (3): 535-536 [10.2514/3.55671]

    Marshall, J. A., and S. B. Luthcke. 1994. " Radiative Force Model Performance for TOPEX/Poseidon Precision Orbit Determination." Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 42 (2): 220-246.

    Nerem, R., B. Putney, J. Marshall, et al. F. Lerch, E. Pavlis, S. Klosko, S. Luthcke, G. Patel, R. Williamson, and N. Zelensky. 1993. "Expected orbit determination performance for the TOPEX/Poseidon mission." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 31 (2): 333-354 [10.1109/36.214910]

    Non-Refereed

    Rakholia, A., A. Sugerbaker, A. Black, et al. M. Kasecivh, S. B. Luthcke, L. W. Callahan, B. Seery, L. Feinberg, J. Mather, and R. Keski-Kuha. 2017. "Development of an Atom Interferometer Gravity Gradiometer for Earth Sciences." 48th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, June 5–9, 2017, Sacramento, California 62 (8): [Full Text (Link)]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, et al. H. J. Zwally, S. M. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, and J. J. McCarthy. 2008. "ICESat, GRACE, and Time Varying Gravity: SLR Contributions and Applications." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Poznan, Poland, Oct. 12-17, 2008 [Full Text (Link)]

    Zelensky, N. P., F. G. Lemoine, D. D. Rowlands, et al. S. B. Luthcke, D. S. Chinn, J. L. Beall, B. D. Beckley, S. M. Klosko, P. Willis, and V. Luceri. 2008. "Sub-centimeter SLR precision with the SLRF2005/LPOD2005 network." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Poznan, Poland, Oct. 12-17, 2008 [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. B. Luthcke, D. D. Rowlands, et al. D. S. Chinn, S. M. Klosko, and C. M. Cox. 2007. "The use of mascons to resolve time-variable gravity from GRACE." Dynamic Planet: Monitoring and Understanding a Dynamic Planet with Geodetic and Oceanographic Tools 130 (IAG Symposia): 231-236, ISBN: 978-3-540-49349.

    Lemoine, F. G., N. P. Zelensky, S. B. Luthcke, et al. D. D. Rowlands, D. S. Chinn, B. D. Beckley, and S. M. Klosko. 2006. "13 years of TOPEX/Poseidon precision orbit determination and the 10-fold improvement in expected orbit accuracy." AIAA Paper 2006-6672, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, 21–24 August 2006, Keystone, Colorado [Full Text (Link)]

    Sirota, J. M., P. M. Millar, C. T. Field, et al. D. K. Mostofi, E. Ketchum, C. C. Carabajal, and S. B. Luthcke. 2004. "Laser pointing determination system for the geoscience laser altimeter on ICESat. Initial in-flight performance assessment." GUIDANCE AND CONTROL 2004 (27th Annual AAS Rocky Mountain Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, February 4-08, 2004), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 118: San Diego, California, U.S.A.: 607-621, ISBN: 0-87703-511-3.

    Colombo, O. L., and S. B. Luthcke. 2004. "Kinematic Point Positioning of a LEO With Simultaneous Reduced-Dynamic Orbit Estimation." Proceedings ION GNSS-2004 Long Beach, California.

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, N. P. Zelensky, and T. A. Pennington. 2003. "GPS-Based Precision Orbit Determination for a New Era of Altimeter Satellites: Jason-1 and ICESat." Proceedings of the 2003 Flight Mechanics Symposium NASA CP/2003-212246: Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.: [Full Text (Link)]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, D. J. Harding, et al. J. L. Bufton, C. C. Carabajal, and T. A. Pennington. 2003. "ICESat Laser Altimeter Pointing, Ranging and Timing Calibration from Integrated Residual Analysis: A Summary of Early Mission Results." Proceedings of the 2003 Flight Mechanics Symposium, Oct. 28-30, 2003. NASA CP/2003-212246: Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.: [Full Text (Link)]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, and C. C. Carabajal. 2002. "Spaceborne laser Altimeter Instrument Parameter Calibration from Integrated Residual Analysis ." International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Volume XXXIV-3/W4, Annapolis, Maryland, 22-24 Oct. 2001 81-83 [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)]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, et al. N. P. Zelensky, D. S. Chinn, D. E. Pavlis, and G. Marr. 2001. "Precise orbit determination for GEOSAT Follow-On using Satellite Laser Ranging Data and intermission altimeter crossovers." Proceedings of the 2001 Flight Mechanics Symposium NASA/CP-2001-209986: Greenbetl, Maryland, U.S.A.: 377-392 [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, D. E. Smith, et al. D. S. Chinn, D. E. Pavlis, S. B. Luthcke, G. A. Neumann, and M. T. Zuber. 2000. "Orbit determination for Mars Global Surveyor during mapping." Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Meeting, Aug. 16-19, 1999, Girdwood, Alaska, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 103: San Diego, California, U.S.A.: 435-451.

    Zelensky, N. P., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, et al. D. S. Chinn, S. B. Luthcke, and G. C. Marr. 2000. "Precise Orbit Determination for the GEOSAT Follow-On Spacecraft." Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Laser Ranging (ILRS), Nov. 13-17, 2000, Matera, Italy [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, G. A. Neumann, et al. D. E. Smith, D. E. Pavlis, D. S. Chinn, and S. B. Luthcke. 1999. "Precise orbit determination for Mars Global Surveyor during Hiatus and SPO." AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Feb. 3–7, 1999, Breckinridge, Colorado, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 102: San Diego, California, U.S.A.: 649-666.

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, N. P. Zelensky, et al. S. B. Luthcke, C. M. Cox, and G. C. Marr. 1999. "Precise orbit determination for the GEOSAT Follow-On Spacecraft." Proceedings of the 1999 Flight Mechanics Symposium NASA/CP-1999-209235: Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.: 495-508 [Full Text (Link)]

    Harding, D. J., D. B. Gesch, C. C. Carabajal, and S. B. Luthcke. 1999. "Application of the Shuttle Laser Altimeter in an accuracy assessment of GTOPO30, a global 1-kilometer Digital Elevation Model ." International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Mapping Surface Structure and Topography by Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers 32 (3-W14): 81-88 [Full Text (Link)]

    Carabajal, C. C., D. J. Harding, S. B. Luthcke, et al. W. Fong, S. C. Rowton, and J. J. Frawley. 1999. "Processing of shuttle laser altimeter range and return pulse data in support of SLA-02." International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Mapping Surface Structure and Topography by Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers 32 (3-W14): 65-72 [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. C. Kenyon, J. K. Factor, et al. R. G. Trimmer, N. K. Pavlis, D. S. Chinn, C. M. Cox, S. M. Klosko, S. B. Luthcke, M. H. Torrence, Y. M. Wang, R. G. Williamson, E. C. Pavlis, R. H. Rapp, and T. R. Olson. 1998. "The Development of the Joint NASA GSFC and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) Geopotential Model EGM96." NASA/TP-1998-206861 575 pages [Full Text (Link)]

    Marshall, J. A., F. G. Lemoine, S. B. Luthcke, et al. J. C. Chan, C. M. Cox, S. C. Rowton, and R. G. Williamson. 1996. "Precision orbit determination and gravity field improvement derived from TDRSS." Astrodynamics 1995 (AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Meeting, Feb. 14–17, 1995, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 90: San Diego, California, U.S.A.: 183-200.

    Marshall, J. A., F. J. Lerch, S. B. Luthcke, R. G. Williamson, and J. C. Chan. 1995. "An assessment of TDRSS for precision orbit determination." SPACEFLIGHT MECHANICS 1995, Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 1995 89 (Part 1-2): San Diego, California, U.S.A.:

    Brief Bio

    Scott B. Luthcke has over 20 years of experience in space geodesy, satellite measurement modeling and remote sensing for Earth and Planetary science applications. He has numerous publications ranging from 1 cm precision orbit determination, to spaceborne laser altimeter calibration, to ice sheet and glacier mass balance from satellite gravimetry.  Scott has been published in SCIENCE and has appeared on the Discovery Channel in the Naked Science special Earth from Above.  He has been involved in the development, operations and science of numerous missions including: TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1&2, Shuttle Laser Altimeter, ICESat-1&2, DESDynI, Operation Ice Bridge, GRACE, and GEDI. Scott B. Luthcke is the recipient of the following notable individual awards: The 2010 Robert H. Goddard Award in Engineering Exceptional Achievement, The 2007 NASA Earth Science Exceptional Achievement Award, The 2006 Robert H. Goddard Award in Science Exceptional Achievement, the 2010 NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal in Science and most notably the 2014 William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Science Achievements.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Shepherd, A., E. Ivins, E. Rignot, et al. B. Smith, M. V. Broeke, I. Velicogna, P. Whitehouse, K. Briggs, I. Joughin, G. Krinner, S. M. Crooks Nowicki, T. Payne, T. Scambos, N. Schlegel, G. A, C. Agosta, A. Ahstrøm, G. Babonis, V. Barletta, A. Blazquez, J. Bonin, B. Csatho, R. Cullather, D. Felikson, X. Fettweis, R. Forsberg, H. Gallee, A. Gardner, L. Gilbert, A. Groh, B. Gunter, E. Hanna, C. Harig, V. Helm, A. Horwath, M. Horwath, S. Khan, K. K. Kjeldsen, H. Konrad, P. Langen, B. Lecavalier, B. D. Loomis, S. B. Luthcke, M. McMillan, D. Melini, S. Mernild, Y. Mohajerani, P. Moore, J. Mouginot, G. Moyano, A. Muir, T. Nagler, G. Nield, J. Nilsson, B. Noel, I. Otosaka, M. E. Pattle, W. R. Peltier, N. Pie, R. Rietbroek, H. Rott, L. Sandberg-Sørensen, I. Sagen, H. Save, B. Scheuchl, E. Schrama, L. Schröder, K.-W. Seo, S. Simonsen, T. Slater, G. Spada, T. Sutterley, L. Tarasov, W. J. van de Berg, W. van der Wal, B. D. Vishwakarma, D. Wiese, and B. Wouters. 2018. "Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017." Nature 558 219-222 [10.1038/s41586-018-0179-y]

    Markus, T., T. Neumann, A. Martino, et al. W. Abdalati, K. Brunt, B. Csatho, S. Farrell, H. Fricker, A. Gardner, D. Harding, M. Jasinski, R. Kwok, L. Magruder, D. Lubin, S. B. Luthcke, J. Morison, R. Nelson, A. Neuenschwander, S. Palm, S. Popescu, C. Shum, B. E. Schutz, B. Smith, Y. Yang, and J. Zwally. 2017. "The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2): Science requirements, concept, and implementation." Remote Sensing of Environment 190 260-273 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.029]

    Loomis, B. D., and S. B. Luthcke. 2017. "Mass evolution of Mediterranean, Black, Red, and Caspian Seas from GRACE and altimetry: accuracy assessment and solution calibration." J. Geodesy 91 (2): 195-206 [10.1007/s00190-016-0952-3]

    Martín-Español, A., A. Zammit-Mangion, P. J. Clarke, et al. T. Flament, V. Helm, M. A. King, S. B. Luthcke, E. Petrie, F. Rémy, N. Schön, B. Wouters, and J. L. Bamber. 2016. "Spatial and temporal Antarctic Ice Sheet mass trends, glacio-isostatic adjustment, and surface processes from a joint inversion of satellite altimeter, gravity, and GPS data." J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf. 121 (2): 182-200 [10.1002/2015jf003550]

    Alexander, P. M., M. Tedesco, N.-J. Schlegel, et al. S. Luthcke, X. Fettweis, and E. Larour. 2016. "Greenland Ice Sheet seasonal and spatial mass variability from model simulations and GRACE (2003-2012)." Cryosphere 10 1259-1277 [10.5194/tc-10-1259-2016]

    Schoen, N., A. Zammit-Mangion, J. C. Rougier, et al. T. Flament, F. Rémy, S. Luthcke, and J. L. Bamber. 2015. "Simultaneous solution for mass trends on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet." The Cryosphere 9 (2): 805-819 [10.5194/tc-9-805-2015]

    Colgan, W., W. Abdalati, M. Citterio, et al. B. Csatho, X. Fettweis, S. B. Luthcke, G. Moholdt, S. B. Simonsen, and M. Stober. 2015. "Hybrid glacier Inventory, Gravimetry and Altimetry (HIGA) mass balance product for Greenland and the Canadian Arctic." Remote Sensing of Environment 168 24-39 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.06.016]

    Loomis, B. D., and S. B. Luthcke. 2014. "OPTIMIZED SIGNAL DENOISING AND ADAPTIVE ESTIMATION OF SEASONAL TIMING AND MASS BALANCE FROM SIMULATED GRACE-LIKE REGIONAL MASS VARIATIONS." Adv. Adapt. Data Anal. 06 (01): 1450003 [10.1142/s1793536914500034]

    Stammer, D., R. D. Ray, O. B. Andersen, et al. B. K. Arbic, W. Bosch, L. Carrere, F. G. Lemoine, S. B. Luthcke, and Others. 2014. "Accuracy assessment of global barotropic ocean tide models." Reviews of Geophysics 52 243-282 [10.1002/2014RG000450]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. Rowlands, T. Sabaka, et al. B. Loomis, M. Horwath, and A. Arendt. 2014. "Gravimetry measurements from space." Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere 231-247 [10.1002/9781118368909.ch10]

    Montesano, P. M., B. D. Cook, G. Sun, et al. M. Simard, R. F. Nelson, K. J. Ranson, Z. Shang, and S. B. Luthcke. 2013. "Achieving accuracy requirements for forest biomass mapping: A spaceborne data fusion method for estimating forest biomass and LiDAR sampling error." Remote Sensing of Environment 130 153-170

    Ray, R. D., S. B. Luthcke, and T. van Dam. 2013. "Monthly crustal loading corrections for satellite altimetry." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 30 999-1005 [10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00152.1]

    Luthcke, S. B., T. J. Sabaka, B. D. Loomis, et al. A. A. Arendt, J. J. McCarthy, and J. B. Camp. 2013. "Antarctica, Greenland and Gulf of Alaska land ice evolution from an iterated GRACE global mascon solution." Journal of Glaciology 216 613-631 [10.3189/2013JoG12J147]

    Arendt, A., S. B. Luthcke, A. Gardner, et al. S. O'Neel, D. Hill, G. Moholdt, and W. Abdalati. 2013. "Analysis of a GRACE global mascon Solution for Gulf of Alaska Glaciers." J. Glac. 59 (217): 913-924 [10.3189/2013JoG12J197]

    Melachroinos, S., F. G. Lemoine, N. P. Zelensky, et al. D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and O. Bordyugov. 2013. "The effect of geocenter motion on Jason-2 orbits and the mean sea level." Adv. Space Res. 51 (8): 1323—1334 [10.1016/j.asr.2012.06.004]

    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]

    Shepherd, A., E. Ivins, G. A, et al. V. Barletta, M. Bentley, S. Bettadpur, K. Briggs, D. Bromwich, R. Forsberg, N. Galin, M. Horwath, S. Jacobs, I. Joughin, M. King, J. Lenaerts, J. Li, S. Ligtenberg, A. Luckman, S. B. Luthcke, M. McMillan, R. Meister, G. Milne, J. Mouginot, A. Muir, J. Nicolas, J. Paden, A. Payne, H. Rott, H. Pritchard, E. Rignot, L. Sørensen, T. Scambos, B. Scheuchl, E. Schrama, B. Smith, A. Sundal, J. Angelen, W. van de Berg, M. van den Broeke, D. Vaughan, I. Velicogna, J. Wahr, P. Whitehouse, D. Wingham, D. Yi, D. Young, and H. J. Zwally. 2012. "A Reconciled Estimate of Ice-Sheet Mass Balance." Science 338 (6111): 1183-1189 [10.1126/science.1228102]

    Loomis, B. D., R. S. Nerem, and S. B. Luthcke. 2012. "Simulation study of a follow-on gravity mission to GRACE." Journal of Geodesy 86 (5): 319-335 [10.1007/s00190-011-0521-8]

    Sabaka, T. J., D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and J. P. Boy. 2010. "Improving global mass flux solutions from Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) through forward modeling and continuous time correlation." J. Geophys. Res. 115 (B11): B11403 [10.1029/2010JB007533]

    Pritchard, H. D., S. B. Luthcke, and A. H. Fleming. 2010. "Understanding ice sheet mass balance: progress in satellite altimetry and gravimetry." J. Glac. 56 (200):

    Lemoine, F. G., N. P. Zelensky, D. S. Chinn, et al. D. E. Pavlis, D. D. Rowlands, B. D. Beckley, S. B. Luthcke, P. Willis, M. Ziebart, A. Sibthorpe, J. P. Boy, and V. Luceri. 2010. "Towards development of a consistent orbit series for TOPEX/Poseidon Jason-1 and Jason-2." Adv. Space Res. 46 1513-1540 [10.1016/j.asr.2010.05.007]

    Krogh, P. E., O. B. Andersen, C. Michailovsky, et al. P. Bauer-Gottwein, D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and D. S. Chinn. 2010. "Evaluating terrestrial water storage variations from regionally constrained GRACE mascon data and hydrological models over Southern Africa - preliminary results." International Journal of Remote Sensing 31 (14): 3899-3912 [10.1080/01431161.2010.483483]

    Zelensky, N. P., F. G. Lemoine, M. Ziebart, et al. A. Sibthorpe, P. Willis, B. D. Beckley, S. M. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, D. E. Pavlis, and V. Luceri. 2010. "DORIS/SLR POD modeling improvements for Jason-1 and Jason-2." Adv. Space Res. 46 (12): 1541-1558 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.asr.2010.05.008]

    Han, S. C., R. D. Ray, and S. B. Luthcke. 2010. "One centimeter-level observations of diurnal ocean tides from global monthly mean time-variable gravity fields." Journal of Geodesy 84 715-729 [10.1007/s00190-010-0405-3]

    Han, S., J. M. Sauber-Rosenberg, and S. B. Luthcke. 2010. "Regional gravity decrease after the 2010 Maule (Chile) earthquake indicates large-scale mass redistribution." Geophysical Reearch Letters 37 L23307 [ 10.1029/2010GL045449]

    Rowlands, D. D., S. B. Luthcke, J. McCarthy, et al. S. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, F. G. Lemoine, J.-P. C. Boy, and T. J. Sabaka. 2010. "Global mass flux solutions from GRACE: A comparison of parameter estimation strategies—Mass concentrations versus Stokes coefficients." J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 115 (B1): [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2009JB006546]

    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]

    Arendt, A. A., S. Luthcke, R. Hock, and C. Larsen. 2009. "Glacier changes in Alaska: can mass-balance models explain GRACE mascon trends?" Annals of Glaciology 50 (50): 148-154 [10.3189/172756409787769753]

    Klosko, S., D. Rowlands, S. Luthcke, et al. F. Lemoine, D. Chinn, and M. Rodell. 2009. "Evaluation and validation of mascon recovery using GRACE KBRR data with independent mass flux estimates in the Mississippi Basin." J Geodesy 83 (9): 817-827 [10.1007/s00190-009-0301-x]

    Rowlands, D. D., F. G. Lemoine, D. S. Chinn, and S. B. Luthcke. 2009. "A simulation study of multi-beam altimetry for lunar reconnaissance orbiter and other planetary missions ." J. Geodesy Vol 83 (8): 709-721 [Full Text (Link)] [ 10.1007/s00190-008-0285-y]

    Ray, R. D., S. B. Luthcke, and J.-P. C. Boy. 2009. "Qualitative comparisons of global ocean tide models by analysis of intersatellite ranging data ." Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 114 C09017 [ 10.1029/2009JC005362]

    Peltier, W. R., and S. B. Luthcke. 2009. "On the origins of Earth rotation anomalies: New insights on the basis of both "paleogeodetic'' data and Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) data ." Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 114 [10.1029/2009JB006352]

    Egbert, G., S. Erofeeva, S. Han, S. B. Luthcke, and R. D. Ray. 2009. "Assimilation of GRACE tide solutions into a numerical hydrodynamic inverse model." Geophysical Research Letters 36 L20609 [ 10.1029/2009GL040376]

    Arendt, A., S. B. Luthcke, and R. Hock. 2009. "Glacier changes in Alaska: can mass-balance models explain GRACE mascon trends?" Annals of Glaciology 50 (50): 148-154

    Han, S. C., H. Kim, I. Yeo, et al. P. Yeh, T. Oki, K. Seo, D. Alsdorf, and S. B. Luthcke. 2009. "Dynamics of surface water storage in the Amazon inferred from measurements of inter-satellite distance change." Geophysical Research Letters 36 L09403 [10.1029/2009GL037910]

    Arendt, A. A., S. B. Luthcke, C. Larsen, et al. W. Abdalati, B. Krabill, and M. Beedle. 2008. "Validation of high-resolution GRACE mascon estimates of glacier mass changes in the St Elias Mountains, Alaska, USA, using aircraft laser altimetry." J Glaciol 54 (188): 778-787

    Han, S., J. M. Sauber-Rosenberg, S. B. Luthcke, C. H. Ji, and F. Pollitz. 2008. "Implications of postseismic gravity change following the great 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake from the regional harmonic analysis of GRACE intersatellite tracking data." J Geophys Res 113 (B11413) [ 10.1029/2008JB005705]

    Han, S. C., D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, and F. G. Lemoine. 2008. "Localized analysis of satellite tracking data for studying time-variable Earth's gravity fields." J Geophys Res 113 ( 17): B06401 [ 10.1029/2007JB005218]

    Hall, D. K., R. S. Williams, S. B. Luthcke, and N. E. Digirolamo. 2008. "Greenland ice sheet surface temperature, melt and mass loss: 2000–06." Journal of Glaciology 54 (184): 81-93 [10.3189/002214308784409170]

    Han, S. C., J. M. Sauber, S. B. Luthcke, C. H. Ji, and F. Pollitz. 2008. "Postseismic gravity change following the great 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake from the regional harmonic analysis of GRACE inter satellite tracking data: Implication for the regional viscoelastic response." J Geophys Res 113 ( 13 ): B11413 [ 10.1029/2008JB005705]

    Luthcke, S. B., A. A. Arendt, D. D. Rowlands, J. J. McCarthy, and C. F. Larsen. 2008. "Recent glacier mass changes in the Gulf of Alaska region from GRACE mascon solutions." Journal of Glaciology 54 (188): 767-777 [10.3189/002214308787779933]

    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]

    Beckley, B. D., F. G. Lemoine, S. B. Luthcke, R. D. Ray, and N. P. Zelensky. 2007. "A reassessment of global and regional mean sea-level trends from TOPEX and Jason-1 altimetry based on revised reference frame and orbits." Geophys. Res. Lett. 34 L14608 [10.1029/2007GL030002]

    Han, S. C., R. Ray, and S. Luthcke. 2007. "Ocean tidal solutions in Antarctica from GRACE intersatellite tracking data." Geophysical Research Letters 34 L21607 [ 10.1029/2007GL031540]

    Luthcke, S. B., H. J. Zwally, W. Abdalati, et al. D. D. Rowlands, R. D. Ray, R. S. Nerem, F. G. Lemoine, J. J. McCarthy, and D. S. Chinn. 2006. "Recent Greenland Ice Mass Loss by Drainage System from Satellite Gravity Observations." Science 314 (5803): 1286-1289 [10.1126/science.1130776]

    Ray, R., and S. Luthcke. 2006. "Tide model errors and GRACE gravimetry: Towards a more realistic assessment." Geophysical Journal International 167 1055-1059. [10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03229.x]

    Luthcke, S., L. Ray, and L. Ray. 2006. "Recent Greenland ice mass loss by drainage system from satellite gravity observations." Science 314 1286-1289 [ 10.1126/science.113077]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, et al. S. M. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, and J. J. McCarthy. 2006. "Monthly spherical harmonic gravity field solutions determined from GRACE inter-satellite range-rate data alone." Geophys. Res. Lett. 33 (2): [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2005GL024846 ]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, T. A. Williams, and M. Sirota. 2005. "Calibration and reduction of ICESat geoloaction errors and the impact on ice sheet elevation change detection,." Geophys Res Lett VOL. 32 L21S05 [ 10.1029/2005GL023689]

    Rowlands, D. D., S. B. Luthcke, S. M. Klosko, et al. F. G. Lemoine, D. S. Chinn, J. J. McCarthy, C. M. Cox, and O. B. Anderson. 2005. "Resolving mass flux at high spatial and temporal resolution using GRACE intersatellite measurements." Geophys. Res. Lett. Vol. 32 ( 4): L04310 [ 10.1029/2004GL021908]

    Sauber-Rosenberg, J. M., B. Molnia, C. C. Carabajal, S. B. Luthcke, and R. Muskett. 2005. "Ice elevations and surface change on the Malaspina Glacier Alaska." Geophys Res Lett 32 (23): L23S01 [ 10.1029/2005GL023943]

    Beckley, B. D., P. S. Callahan, S. B. Luthcke, and N. P. Zelensky. 2004. "Towards a Seamless Transition from TOPEX/Poseidon to Jason-1." Marine Geodesy 27 (3-4): 373-389 [10.1080/01490410490889148]

    Luthcke, S. B., N. P. Zelensky, D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, and T. A. Williams. 2003. "The 1-centimeter Orbit: Jason-1 Precision Orbit Determination Using GPS, SLR, DORIS and Altimeter data." Marine Geodesy 26 (3-4): 399-421 [10.1080/01490410390256727 ]

    Luthcke, S. B., C. C. Carabajal, and D. D. Rowlands. 2002. "Enhanced Geolocation of Spaceborne Laser Altimeter Surface Returns: Parameter Calibration from the Simultaneous Reduction of Altimeter Range and Navigation Tracking data." Journal of Geodynamics Vol. 34 (3-4): 447-475 [ 10.1016/S0264-3707(02)00047-9]

    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]

    Luthcke, S., C. Carabajal, D. Rowlands, and D. Pavlis. 2001. "Improvements in spaceborne laser altimeter data geolocation." Surveys in Geophysics 22 (5/6): 549-559 [10.1023/a:1015636721365]

    Rowlands, D., C. C. Carabajal, S. B. Luthcke, D. J. Harding, and J. M. Sauber. 2000. "Satellite laser altimetry: on-orbit calibration techniques for precise geolocation." The Review of Laser Engineering 28 (12): 796-803 [10.2184/lsj.28.796]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, J. J. McCarthy, E. Stoneking, and D. E. Pavlis. 2000. "Spaceborne Laser Altimeter Pointing Bias Calibration From Range Residual Analysis." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets Vol. 37 ( 3): 374-384 [ 10.2514/2.3571]

    Rowlands, D. D., D. E. Pavlis, F. G. Lemoine, G. A. Neumann, and S. B. Luthcke. 1999. "The use of laser altimetry in the orbit and attitude determination of Mars Global Surveyor." Geophys. Res. Lett. 26 (9): 1191-1194 [ 10.1029/1999GL900223]

    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]

    Luthcke, S. B., J. A. Marshall, S. C. Rowton, K. E. Rachlin, and C. M. Cox. 1997. "Enhanced Radiative Force Modeling of The Tracking and Data Relay Satellites." Journal of the Astronautical Sciences 45 (3): 349-370

    Marshall, J. A., N. R. Zelensky, S. M. Klosko, et al. D. S. Chinn, S. B. Luthcke, K. E. Rachlin, and R. G. Williamson. 1995. "The temporal and spatial characteristics of TOPEX/POSEIDON radial orbit error." Journal of Geophysical Research 100 (C12): 25331 [10.1029/95jc01845]

    Lerch, F., C. Doll, J. Marshall, et al. S. Luthcke, R. Williamson, S. Klosko, J. McCarthy, and W. Eddy. 1995. "Precision orbit determination for TOPEX/Poseidon using TDRSS doppler tracking data." Advances in Space Research 16 (12): 89-92 [10.1016/0273-1177(95)98787-o]

    Nerem, R. S., F. J. Lerch, J. A. Marshall, et al. E. C. Pavlis, B. H. Putney, B. D. Tapley, R. J. Eanes, J. C. Ries, B. E. Schutz, C. K. Shum, M. M. Watkins, S. M. Klosko, J. C. Chan, S. B. Luthcke, G. B. Patel, N. K. Pavlis, R. G. Williamson, R. H. Rapp, R. Biancale, and F. Nouel. 1994. "Gravity model development for TOPEX/POSEIDON: Joint Gravity Models 1 and 2." Journal of Geophysical Research 99 (C12): 24421 [10.1029/94jc01376]

    Tapley, B. D., J. C. Ries, G. W. Davis, et al. R. J. Eanes, B. E. Schutz, C. K. Shum, M. M. Watkins, J. A. Marshall, R. S. Nerem, B. H. Putney, S. M. Klosko, S. B. Luthcke, D. Pavlis, R. G. Williamson, and N. P. Zelensky. 1994. "Precision orbit determination for TOPEX/POSEIDON." Journal of Geophysical Research 99 (C12): 24383 [10.1029/94jc01645]

    Marshall, J. A., and S. B. Luthcke. 1994. "Modeling radiation forces acting on Topex/Poseidon for precision orbit determination." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 31 (1): 99-105 [10.2514/3.26408]

    Lerch, F., R. Nerem, B. Putney, et al. T. Felsentreger, B. Sanchez, J. Marshall, S. Klosko, G. Patel, R. Williamson, D. Chinn, J. C. Chan, K. E. Rachlin, N. L. Chandler, J. J. McCarthy, S. B. Luthcke, N. K. Pavlis, D. E. Pavlis, J. W. Robbins, S. Kapoor, and E. C. Pavlis. 1994. "A Geopotential Model From Satellite Tracking, Altimeter and Surface Gravity Data - GEM-T3." Journal of Geophysical Research 99 (B2): 2815-2839 [ 10.1029/93JB02759]

    Marshall, J. A., and S. B. Luthcke. 1994. "Erratum-Modeling Radiation Forces Acting on Topex/Poseidon for Precision Orbit Determination." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 31 (3): 535-536 [10.2514/3.55671]

    Marshall, J. A., and S. B. Luthcke. 1994. " Radiative Force Model Performance for TOPEX/Poseidon Precision Orbit Determination." Journal of the Astronautical Sciences 42 (2): 220-246

    Nerem, R., B. Putney, J. Marshall, et al. F. Lerch, E. Pavlis, S. Klosko, S. Luthcke, G. Patel, R. Williamson, and N. Zelensky. 1993. "Expected orbit determination performance for the TOPEX/Poseidon mission." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 31 (2): 333-354 [10.1109/36.214910]

    Non-Refereed

    Rakholia, A., A. Sugerbaker, A. Black, et al. M. Kasecivh, S. B. Luthcke, L. W. Callahan, B. Seery, L. Feinberg, J. Mather, and R. Keski-Kuha. 2017. "Development of an Atom Interferometer Gravity Gradiometer for Earth Sciences." 48th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, June 5–9, 2017, Sacramento, California 62 (8): [Full Text (Link)]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, et al. H. J. Zwally, S. M. Klosko, D. S. Chinn, and J. J. McCarthy. 2008. "ICESat, GRACE, and Time Varying Gravity: SLR Contributions and Applications." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Poznan, Poland, Oct. 12-17, 2008 [Full Text (Link)]

    Zelensky, N. P., F. G. Lemoine, D. D. Rowlands, et al. S. B. Luthcke, D. S. Chinn, J. L. Beall, B. D. Beckley, S. M. Klosko, P. Willis, and V. Luceri. 2008. "Sub-centimeter SLR precision with the SLRF2005/LPOD2005 network." Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Poznan, Poland, Oct. 12-17, 2008 [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. B. Luthcke, D. D. Rowlands, et al. D. S. Chinn, S. M. Klosko, and C. M. Cox. 2007. "The use of mascons to resolve time-variable gravity from GRACE." Dynamic Planet: Monitoring and Understanding a Dynamic Planet with Geodetic and Oceanographic Tools 130 (IAG Symposia): 231-236

    Lemoine, F. G., N. P. Zelensky, S. B. Luthcke, et al. D. D. Rowlands, D. S. Chinn, B. D. Beckley, and S. M. Klosko. 2006. "13 years of TOPEX/Poseidon precision orbit determination and the 10-fold improvement in expected orbit accuracy." AIAA Paper 2006-6672, AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Conference, 21–24 August 2006, Keystone, Colorado [Full Text (Link)]

    Sirota, J. M., P. M. Millar, C. T. Field, et al. D. K. Mostofi, E. Ketchum, C. C. Carabajal, and S. B. Luthcke. 2004. "Laser pointing determination system for the geoscience laser altimeter on ICESat. Initial in-flight performance assessment." GUIDANCE AND CONTROL 2004 (27th Annual AAS Rocky Mountain Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, February 4-08, 2004), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 118 607-621

    Colombo, O. L., and S. B. Luthcke. 2004. "Kinematic Point Positioning of a LEO With Simultaneous Reduced-Dynamic Orbit Estimation." Proceedings ION GNSS-2004

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, N. P. Zelensky, and T. A. Pennington. 2003. "GPS-Based Precision Orbit Determination for a New Era of Altimeter Satellites: Jason-1 and ICESat." Proceedings of the 2003 Flight Mechanics Symposium NASA CP/2003-212246 [Full Text (Link)]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, D. J. Harding, et al. J. L. Bufton, C. C. Carabajal, and T. A. Pennington. 2003. "ICESat Laser Altimeter Pointing, Ranging and Timing Calibration from Integrated Residual Analysis: A Summary of Early Mission Results." Proceedings of the 2003 Flight Mechanics Symposium, Oct. 28-30, 2003. NASA CP/2003-212246 [Full Text (Link)]

    Luthcke, S. B., D. D. Rowlands, and C. C. Carabajal. 2002. "Spaceborne laser Altimeter Instrument Parameter Calibration from Integrated Residual Analysis ." International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Volume XXXIV-3/W4, Annapolis, Maryland, 22-24 Oct. 2001 81-83 [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)]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, S. B. Luthcke, et al. N. P. Zelensky, D. S. Chinn, D. E. Pavlis, and G. Marr. 2001. "Precise orbit determination for GEOSAT Follow-On using Satellite Laser Ranging Data and intermission altimeter crossovers." Proceedings of the 2001 Flight Mechanics Symposium NASA/CP-2001-209986 377-392 [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, D. E. Smith, et al. D. S. Chinn, D. E. Pavlis, S. B. Luthcke, G. A. Neumann, and M. T. Zuber. 2000. "Orbit determination for Mars Global Surveyor during mapping." Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Meeting, Aug. 16-19, 1999, Girdwood, Alaska, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 103 435-451

    Zelensky, N. P., D. D. Rowlands, F. G. Lemoine, et al. D. S. Chinn, S. B. Luthcke, and G. C. Marr. 2000. "Precise Orbit Determination for the GEOSAT Follow-On Spacecraft." Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Laser Ranging (ILRS), Nov. 13-17, 2000, Matera, Italy [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, G. A. Neumann, et al. D. E. Smith, D. E. Pavlis, D. S. Chinn, and S. B. Luthcke. 1999. "Precise orbit determination for Mars Global Surveyor during Hiatus and SPO." AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Feb. 3–7, 1999, Breckinridge, Colorado, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 102 649-666

    Lemoine, F. G., D. D. Rowlands, N. P. Zelensky, et al. S. B. Luthcke, C. M. Cox, and G. C. Marr. 1999. "Precise orbit determination for the GEOSAT Follow-On Spacecraft." Proceedings of the 1999 Flight Mechanics Symposium NASA/CP-1999-209235 495-508 [Full Text (Link)]

    Harding, D. J., D. B. Gesch, C. C. Carabajal, and S. B. Luthcke. 1999. "Application of the Shuttle Laser Altimeter in an accuracy assessment of GTOPO30, a global 1-kilometer Digital Elevation Model ." International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Mapping Surface Structure and Topography by Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers 32 (3-W14): 81-88 [Full Text (Link)]

    Carabajal, C. C., D. J. Harding, S. B. Luthcke, et al. W. Fong, S. C. Rowton, and J. J. Frawley. 1999. "Processing of shuttle laser altimeter range and return pulse data in support of SLA-02." International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Mapping Surface Structure and Topography by Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers 32 (3-W14): 65-72 [Full Text (Link)]

    Lemoine, F. G., S. C. Kenyon, J. K. Factor, et al. R. G. Trimmer, N. K. Pavlis, D. S. Chinn, C. M. Cox, S. M. Klosko, S. B. Luthcke, M. H. Torrence, Y. M. Wang, R. G. Williamson, E. C. Pavlis, R. H. Rapp, and T. R. Olson. 1998. "The Development of the Joint NASA GSFC and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) Geopotential Model EGM96." NASA/TP-1998-206861 575 pages [Full Text (Link)]

    Marshall, J. A., F. G. Lemoine, S. B. Luthcke, et al. J. C. Chan, C. M. Cox, S. C. Rowton, and R. G. Williamson. 1996. "Precision orbit determination and gravity field improvement derived from TDRSS." Astrodynamics 1995 (AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Meeting, Feb. 14–17, 1995, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 90 183-200

    Marshall, J. A., F. J. Lerch, S. B. Luthcke, R. G. Williamson, and J. C. Chan. 1995. "An assessment of TDRSS for precision orbit determination." SPACEFLIGHT MECHANICS 1995, Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 1995 89 (Part 1-2):

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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