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BOREAS HYD-04 AREAL SNOW COURSE SURVEY DATA
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Summary:

The BOREAS HYD-04 work was focused on collecting data during the winter field campaign (FFC-W) to improve the understanding of winter processes within the boreal forest. Airborne remote sensing data (gamma, passive microwave) were acquired along a series of flight lines established in the vicinity of the BOREAS study areas. Ground snow surveys were conducted along selected sections of these aircraft flight lines. These calibration segments were typically 10-20 km in length, and ground data were collected at 1- to 2-km intervals. The development and validation of remote sensing algorithms will provide the means to extend the knowledge of these processes and states from the local to the regional scale.

A guide document which includes more information about this data set can be found at http://daac.ornl.gov/boreas/HYD/h04assd/comp/HYD04_Areal_Snow.txt.

ORNL DAAC maintains information on the entire BOREAS Project.

Data Citation

Cite this data set as follows:

Metcalfe, J. R., B. E. Goodison, and A. E. Walker., 1998. BOREAS HYD-04 Areal Snow Course SurveyData. Data set Available on-line [http://www.daac.ornl.gov] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/267.

References:

Goita, K., A.E. Walker, B.E. Goodison, and A.T.C. Chang. 1997. Estimation of Snow Water Equivalent in the Boreal Forest using Passive Microwave Data, Proc. (CD-ROM) GER 97 (Geomatics in the Era of Radarsat). Ottawa, Canada, May 25-30, 1997.

Sellers, P. and F. Hall. 1994. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1994-3.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 94).

Sellers, P. and F. Hall. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1996-2.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 96).

Sellers, P. and F. Hall. 1997. BOREAS Overview Paper. JGR Special Issue (in press).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1994 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 94).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1997. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1996 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 96).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, H. Margolis, B. Kelly, D. Baldocchi, G. den Hartog, J. Cihlar, M.G. Ryan, B. Goodison, P. Crill, K.J. Ranson, D. Lettenmaier, and D.E. Wickland. 1995. The boreal ecosystem-atmosphere study (BOREAS): an overview and early results from the 1994 field year. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 76(9):1549-1577.

Walker, A.E., B.E. Goodison, and J.R. Metcalfe. 1995. Investigation of Boreal Forest Snow Cover Variations During the BOREAS 1994 Winter Campaign. 17th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, June 13-15, 1995.

Walker, A.E., B.E. Goodison, and J.R. Metcalfe. 1995. Investigation of Boreal Forest Snow Cover Variations During the BOREAS 1994 Winter Campaign. 29th Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Congress, Kelowna, British Columbia, May 30-June 2, 1995.

Data Format

For information on Parameter/Variable Names, Variable Description/Definition, Units of Measurement, and Data File Format see the companion file http://daac.ornl.gov/boreas/HYD/h04assd/comp/h04assd.def

Document Information:

14-Sept-1998 (data set citation revised on 13-Sep-2002)

Document Review Date:

14-Sept-1998

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