The BOREAS Information System
How To Get BOREAS Data
Quality-Checked Final BOREAS Data
A large portion of the BOREAS data has been released for general distribution. Quality verification and documentation work for these data sets has been completed, and they are available through the EOSDIS (Earth Observing System Data and Information System) DAAC (Distributed Active Archive Center) for Biogeochemical Dynamics at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Preliminary BOREAS Data
Over half of the BOREAS data has already been processed, documented, and released to ORNL. But there is still some data sets in the processing "pipeline". Access to these data are currently restricted to BOREAS Science Team members, their associates, and BOREAS Project Staff. We here at BORIS still have the complete set of BOREAS data available online.
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Getting the BOREAS Data
There are many ways to access the Preliminary BOREAS data:
-- find the data by subject.
The BOREAS Personel List -- find the name of the person who collected the data, and from there get to the data itself.
The Science Team pages -- find the Science Team that collected the data you want.
Use a standalone FTP browser (like Fetch for the Macintosh) to access the data. -- You must connect to the computer "boreas.gsfc.nasa.gov", using the account name "BOREAS_PRE" and the current data-access password. Once connected, you will be in the root directory and should go into the "data/" directory to see a listing of BOREAS Science Groups. From there you should be able to find the data you want.
You Must Use Netscape to Download BOREAS Data
Netscape is the only Web browser currently available that can make FTP connections to a VAX (which is where the BOREAS data is stored). NCSA Mosaic and Microsoft Explorer do not work with VAXes running VMS and Multinet. Several other browsers were tested, and only Netscape worked correctly.
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Send a data request to the BOREAS Data Manager (BOREAS Investigators only)
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Last Updated: March 16, 1999