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Department of Engineering Technology

Potts, Laramie

Contact Info
Title: Dr.
Email: laramie.potts@njit.edu
Office: 2108 GITC
Hours: Academic Year: W 3:30-5:30 pmSummer : W: 1-3 pm
Phone: 973-596-8191
Dept: Engineering Technology
Webpage: http://bbnetwork.njit.edu/Potts.php

Academic Interests: surveying engineering technology

About Me

  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus OH, USA, 2000
  • M.Sc. Geodetic Science and Surveying, OSU, Columbus OH, USA, 1993
  • B.Sc. Land Surveying, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1984 

Courses I Teach

SURVEYING
FUNDAMENTALS OF GEODESY
SENIOR PROJECT SURVEYING
SPECIAL PROJECTS IN SURVEYING
SPECIAL PROJECTS IN SURVEYING
SPECIAL PROJECTS IN SURVEYING

Research Interest

  • Open Source and Technology for Blended Learning Geoscience Curriculum
  • Real-time Geospatial Information Management System
  • Crust/mantle dynamic and lithospheric stress modeling from combination of satellite gravity and topography data
  • Dual-frequency Total Electron Content (TEC) of Mid-Latitude Ionospheric Trough 

Panelist

L. V. Potts, J. Peter Borbas ACSM (Chair), L. Conley (NCEES examination committee), and W. Henning (NGS), Land Surveying, a Storied Profession with a Dynamic Future, Delaware Association of Surveyors INC Gen. Membership Meeting, 2009.

Publications

Von Frese, R.R. B., L V. Potts, S. B. Wells, T. E Leftwich, L.R Gaya-Pique, H. Kim, A. V. Golynsky, O. Hernandez, J-W. Kim, J.S. Hwang, GRACE gravity observations target possible mega-impact in Wilkes land, Antarctica, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst.,10(3) Q02014, doi:10.1029/2008GC002149, 2009.

J. Greenfeld and L. Potts, Surveying Body of Knowledge – Preparing Professional Surveyors for the 21st Century, Surveying and Land Information Science, V68 (3), 133-143, 2008.

L V. Potts, J. Greenfeld, and T. K. Hanna, Toward a Student Recruitment Model for the Surveying (Geomatics) Degree Program, Surveying and Land Information Science, V68 (1), 1-12, 2008.

Potts, L. V., O. Akyilmaz, A. Braun, C. K. Shum, Multi-resolution dune morphology using Shuttle Radar TopographyMission (SRTM) and dune mobility from fuzzy inference systems using SRTM and altimetric data International Journal of Remote Sensing, V29 (10), 2879, 2008

Leftwich T., R. von Frese, L. V. Potts, H.-R. Kim, D. Roman, P. Taylor, and M. Barton, Crustal Modeling of the North Atlantic from Spectrally Correlated Free-air and Terrain Gravity, Journal of Geodynamics (40), 23-50, 2005.

Potts, L. V. and R. von Frese. Impact induced mass flow effects on lunar shape and the elevation dependence of nearside maria with longitude. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors Special issue: Studies of the Earth´s Deep Interior Eds: B.L.N. Kennett, E.J. Garnero and D.E. Loper, 2005

Mautz, R., J. Ping, K. Heki, B. Schaffrin, C. Shum, L. V. Potts. Efficient spatial and temporal representations of global ionosphere maps over Japan using B-spline wavelets, Journal of Geodesy, DOI: 10.1007/s00190-004-0432-z, V78 (11-12), 662 - 667, 2005.

Potts, L. V., C..K. Shum, R.R.B. von Frese, S-C. Han, R. Mautz. Recovery of Isostatic Topography over North America from CHAMP gravity and topography correlations, In: Earth Observation with CHAMP: Results from Three Years in Orbit, Ch. Reigber, H. Luehr, and P. Schwintzer, J. Wickert (Eds.), Geosciences Series (ISBN: 3-540-22804-7), 193-198, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005

Taylor, P., K. Kis, R. von Frese, J. Korhonen, G. Wittmann, H. Kim, and L. V. Potts, Effect of varying crustal thickness on CHAMP geopotential data, In: Earth Observation with CHAMP: Results from Three Years in Orbit, Ch. Reigber, H. Luehr, and P. Schwintzer, J. Wickert (Eds.), Geosciences Series (ISBN: 3-540-22804-7), 111-117, Springer- Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2005.

Ping, J., K. Matsumoto, K. Heki, A. Saito, P. Callahan, L. V. Potts, and C. Shum, Validation of Jason-1 nadir ionosphere TEC using Geonet. Marine Geodesy, 27, doi:10.1080/01490410490889049, 741-752, 2004.

Potts, L. V., R. von Frese, T. Leftwich, P. Taylor, C. Shum, and R. Li, Gravity-inferred crustal attributes of visible and buried impact basins on Mars, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, doi:10.1029/2003JE002225, 2004.

Potts L. V., and R. R. B. von Frese, Comprehensive mass modeling of the Moon from spectrally correlated free-air gravity and terrain gravity data, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol 108(E4), 10.1029/2000JE001440, 2003a.

Potts L. V., and R. R. B. von Frese, Crustal attributes of lunar basins from terrain-correlated free-air gravity anomalies, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol 108(E5), 10.1029/2000JE001446, 2003b.

Potts L. V., and R. R. B. von Frese, C. K. Shum, Crustal properties of Mercury from a morphometric analysis of multi-ring basins on the Moon and Mars, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 37, 1197-1207, 2002.

R. R. B. von Frese, Potts L. V. , H. R. Kim, C. K. Shum, P. Taylor, J. W. Kim, and S. Han, CHAMP gravity anomalies over Antarctica, 1st CHAMP Science Meeting, p15 GeoForschungZentrum Potsdam, 2002.

Leftwich T., R. von Frese, H.-R. Kim, L. V. Potts, D. Roman, and L. Tan, Crustal Analysis of Venus from Magellan Satellite Observations at Atalanta Planitia, Beta Regio and Thetis Regio, Journal of Geophysical Research, No (E4), V (104), 1999.

von Frese R., L. Tan, L. V. Potts, J. Kim, C. Merry, J. Bossler, Lunar Crustal Analysis of Mare Orientale from Topographic and Gravity Correlations, J Geophysical Research, V102(E11), 1997. 

Workshop & Conference Papers

L V. Potts, M. Khader, and D. Lubliner, A Model for Hybrid Learning in Engineering and Engineering Technology using Open Source, American Society of Engineering Education, Spring Meeting, Bridge Port, Connecticut, April, 3-4, 2009

L V. Potts, High resolution GPS-TEC gradients in the Northern hemisphere Ionospheric Trough, 2009 ADVANCE Research Showcase, New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, 30 March 2009

L. V. Potts, Elements of Height Modernization, New Jersey Society of Land Surveyors SURVCON 2008, 29th Annual Conference and Exhibition, February 6-8, Bally Park Place Hotel, Atlantic City , NJ, January 24-26, 2008.

L. V. Potts, Comparison of Global Geoid and local “GPS-geoid” Models for Height Modernization, 47th Geomatics Engineering Conference, Fresno State University, California, January 24-26, 2008.

L. V. Potts, Student Aspiration Model for Geomatics Education, 47th Geomatics Engineering Conference, Fresno State University, California, January 24-26, 2008.

C.K. Shum, H. Araki, K. Matsumoto, S. Sasaki, H. B. Iz, Y. Chen, L. V. Potts, Research in Selenodesy Using the KAGUYA/SELENE Laser Altimeter and Other Data, The 2nd KAGUYA(SELENE) Science Working Team Meeting, Campus Innovation Center in Tokyo, 15-17 January, 2008.

L V. Potts, J. Greenfeld, and T. K. Hanna, Toward a Student Recruitment Model for the Surveying Engineering Technology (Geomatics) Degree Program, North American Association of Surveying and Mapping Educators conference, Ferris State University , Michigan.

J. Greenfeld and L. Potts, 2007, Surveying Body of Knowledge – Preparing Professional Surveyors for the 21st Century, North American Association of Surveying and Mapping Educators conference, Ferris State university , Michigan.

Potts, L. V., M. Schmidt, C. K. Shum, R. von Frese, C. Zeilhofer, H.R. Kim Multi-resolution ionospheric electron density and external field over Antarctica altimetry and CHAMP magnetic observations, EGU General Assembly, EGU06-A-05525, Vienna, April 2-7. 2006.

Schmidt, M., C. Shum, D. Bilitza, C. Zeilhofer, L. Potts, S. Ge, M. Karslioglu Regional multi-resolution representation of the ionospheric electron density EGU General Assembly, EGU06-A-05562, Vienna, April 2-7. 2006.

Potts, L. V., L. Gaya-Pique, H.-R. Kim, R. von Frese, and C. K. Shum, Comparison of altimetry-derived ionosphere electron counts and CHAMP-measured External Field over Polar Regions, EGU General Assembly, EGU06-A-05010, Vienna, April 2-7. 2006.von Frese, R, L. V. Potts, T. E. Leftwich, H. R. Kim, S-C. Han, P. T. Taylor and M. F. Asgharzadeh, Satellite GravityDrilling the Earth, CHAMP-GRACE proceedings of 2006.Potts, L. V. , A. Braun, C. K. Shum, Morphology and migration of large sand dunes using SRTM and altimetric data, In The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission - Data Validation and Applications Workshop, Reston Virginia, 2005.

Potts, L. V., X. Ge, M. Lai, C. Shum, A. Braun, Z. Lu, M. Schmidt, Multi Resolution 3D wavelets and splines for DEM representation and compression, In The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission – Data Validation and Applications Workshop, Reston Virginia, 2005.

Potts, L. V., L. R. Gaya-Pique. H.-R. Kim, R. R. von Frese, S. Ge, Y. Yi, S. Wells, Comparison of magnetic activity and ionospheric total electron content in Polar regions, in Eos Trans. AGU, 86(18), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract SH51B-09, 2005.

Potts, L. V., C. K. Shum, S. Ge, D. Bilitza, T. Hobinger, H. Schuh, M. Schmidt, MURIM (Multi-Resolution Ionosphere Model): Preliminary results, In Monitoring of the troposphere and ionosphere by space geodetic techniques, EGU meeting. Vienna, Austria, 2005.

Potts, L. V., O. Hernandez, M. Scmhidt, R. von Frese, Architecture of the Andes Microplate, in Eos Trans. AGU, 86(18), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract T43D-05, 2005.

Wells, S B., R. R. von Frese, H. Kim, L.V. Potts, J. Kim, L. R. Gaya-Pique, Spectral Correlation of Antarctic Satellite Magnetic and Gravity Anomalies in Eos Trans. AGU, 86(18), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract GP13A-03 2005.

Potts, L. V., T. Leftwich, H.R. Kim, S.-C. Han, and R. R. von Frese, Gravity drilling of mass differentiated planets, In Lunar Planetary Science XXXIV, Abstract # 1934 Lunar Planetary Institute, Houston, (CD-ROM), 2003.

Potts, L. V., M. G. Schmidt, C. Shum, S. Ge, Wavelet based regional Multi-Resolution TEC Model, EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France, April 2003.

Taylor, P., K. Kis, R. von Frese, J. Korhonen, G. Wittmann, H. Kim, L. V. Potts, Effect of continental crust thickness variations on satellite-altitude geopotential anomalies, In EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France, April 2003.

Braun, A., C. K. Shum, L. V. Potts, C.-Y. Kuo, A. Trupin, Glacial isostatic adjustment in the Great Lakes region, In EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France, April 2003.

Leftwich, T., R. von Frese, L. V. Potts, D. Roman, P. Taylor, Crustal structure of the Iceland region from spectrally correlated free-air and terrain gravity data, EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France, April 2003.

Schmidt, M. G., L. V. Potts, R. Mautz, and C.K. Shum, Application of Spherical Wavelets to Meteorological and Space Weather Studies, In Radio Occultation Science Workshop, p 4.7. NCAR Foothills Laboratory Boulder, Colorado, 2002.

Potts, L. V., T. Leftwich, and R. R. B. von Frese, Crustal Analysis of the Moon, Mars and Venus from Satellite Free-air Gravity and Terrain data, In Weikko A. Heiskanen Symposium in Geodesy, Abstract #93, Columbus Ohio USA, 2002.

R. R. B. von Frese, H. R. Kim, T. Leftwich, L. V. Potts, Satellite Gravity Exploration of the Terrestrial Planets and the Moon, In Weikko A. Heiskanen Symposium in Geodesy, Abstract #60 Columbus Ohio, USA, 2002.

Potts L. V., R. R. B. von Frese, C. K. Shum. Rheological inferences on the Mercurian crust from crater morphometric analyses of the Moon, Mars and Mercury. In Workshop on Mercury Space Environment, Surface, and Interior, p. 79 - 80. LPI Contribution No. 1097, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston. 2001.

Leftwich, T. E, R. R. B. von Frese, H. R. Kim, H. C. Noltimier, L. V. Potts, D. Roman and L. Tan, Geopotential Constraints of the Structure and Development of Iceland and the Greenland-Scotland Ridge, In Symposium on the Icelandic Plume and Crust, (Abstract), National Science Foundation, 2001.

Potts, L. V., and R. R. B. von Frese, Crustal structure of lunar impact basins from spectrally correlated gravity and topography data, In Eos Trans. AGU 82, Abstract S239, 2001.

Potts, L. V., and R. R. B. von Frese, Lunar basin ring and transient cavity attributes from spectrally correlated free-air and terrain gravity data. In Eos Trans. AGU 82, Abstract S241, 2001.

Potts, L. V., and R. R. B. von Frese, Martian mass differentiation from spectrally correlated free-air and topographic data. In Eos Trans. AGU 82, Abstract S248, 2001.

von Frese R.R.B., L. V. Potts, Tan L., Kim J. W., Leftwich T. W., Merry C. J., Bossler, J. D., Comparative crustal modeling of the Moon and Earth from topographic and gravity correlations. Abstract # 1870 [CD-ROM], 29th Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 1998.

von Frese R., Tan L., L. V. Potts, Kim J., Merry C., Bossler J., Lunar Crustal Modeling of Mare Orientale from Clementine Satellite Observations, 27th Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 1363-1364, 1996.