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The Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS)

The Boreal Ecosystem - Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) was a large-scale experiment initiated in 1990 to investigate interactions between the boreal forest biome and the atmosphere. Surface, airborne, and satellite-based observations were collected to study the biological and physical processes and conditions that govern the exchanges of radiative energy, water, heat, carbon, and trace gases between boreal forest ecosystems and the atmosphere, particularly those processes that may be sensitive to global change.

The objectives of the BOREAS project were:

  • To improve process models that describe the exchanges of radiative energy, water, heat, carbon, and trace constituents between the boreal forest and the atmosphere
  • To develop methods for applying the process models over large spatial scales using remote sensing and other integrative modeling techniques.

The ORNL DAAC BOREAS Data archive includes 276 data products from the following categories:

BOREAS Resources
The following BOREAS resources are maintained by the ORNL DAAC:

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Related BOREAS Links
Information related to the BOREAS Study can be found at the following links:
map of BOREAS project area