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BOREAS HYD-04 STANDARD SNOW COURSE 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. Snow surveys were conducted at special snow courses throughout the 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, and 1996/97 winter seasons. These snow courses were located in different boreal forest land cover types (i.e., old aspen, old black spruce, young jack pine, forest clearing, etc.) to document snow cover variations throughout the season as a function of different land cover. Measurements of snow depth, density, and water equivalent were acquired on or near the first and fifteenth of each month during the snow cover season. 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 specific thrust of the research is the development and validation of snow cover algorithms from airborne passive microwave measurements.

A guide document which includes more information about this data set can be found at http://daac.ornl.gov/boreas/HYD/h04stsnd/comp/HYD04_Std_Snow.txt.

ORNL DAAC maintains information on the entire BOREAS Project.

Data Citation

Cite this data set as follows:

Goodison, B. 1997. BOREAS HYD-04 Standard Snow Course Data. 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/268.

References:

Chang, A.T.C., J.L. Foster, D.K. Hall, B.E. Goodison, A.E. Walker, J.R. Metcalfe, and A. Harby. 1997. Snow Parameters Derived from Microwave Measurements During the BOREAS Winter Field Campaign. J. Geophys. Res., Vol.102 (D24), 29663-29671.

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/h04stsnd/comp/h04stsnd.def

Document Information:

08-July-1998 (data set citation revised on 13-Sep-2002)

Document Review Date:

08-July-1998

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