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The BOREAS HYD-08 team made measurements of surface hydrological processes at the SSA (1996) and NSA OBS (1994) Tower Flux sites, supporting its research into point hydrological processes and the spatial variation of these processes. These data were collected during the 1994 and 1996 field campaigns. Data collected may be useful in characterizing canopy interception, drip, throughfall, moss interception, drainage, evaporation, and capacity during the growing season at daily temporal resolution. This particular data set contains the measurements of throughfall, which is the amount of precipitation that fell through the canopy. A nested spatial sampling plan was implemented to determine spatial variations of the measured hydrological processes and ultimately the impact of these variations on modeled carbon and water budgets.

A guide document which includes more information about this data set can be found at

ORNL DAAC maintains information on the entire BOREAS Project.

Data Citation

Cite this data set as follows:

Fernandes, R., and X. Wang. 1998. BOREAS HYD-08 Throughfall Data. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/277.


Haddeland, I. and D.P. Lettenmaier. 1995. Hydrologic Modeling of Boreal Forest Ecosystems. Water Resources Series Technical Report No. 143. University of Washington, 123 pp.

Price, A.G., K. Dunham, T. Carleton, and L.E. Band. 1997. Variability of water fluxes through the Black Spruce (Picea Mariana) canopy and Feather Moss (Pleurozium Schreberi) carpet in the Boreal Forest of Northern Manitoba. Journal of Hydrology, 196, 310-323.

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., 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.

Sellers, P.J., F.G. Hall, R.D. Kelly, A. Black, D. Baldocchi, J. Berry, M. Ryan, K.J. Ranson, P.M. Crill, D.P. Lettenmaier, H. Margolis, J. Cihlar, J. Newcomer, D. Fitzjarrald, P.G. Jarvis, S.T. Gower, D. Halliwell, D. Williams, B. Goodison, D.E. Wickland, and F.E. Guertin. 1997. BOREAS in 1997: Experiment Overview, Scientific Results and Future Directions. Journal of Geophysical Research, BOREAS Special Issue, 102(D24), Dec. 1997, pp. 28731-28770.

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For information on Parameter/Variable Names, Variable Description/Definition, Units of Measurement, and Data File Format see this companion file

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27-Oct-1998 (data set citation revised on 13-Sep-2002)

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