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BOREAS FOREST COVER LAYERS OF THE NSA IN RASTER FORMAT
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BOREAS Forest Cover Data Layers of the NSA in Raster Format

Summary:

This data set was processed by BORIS staff from the original vector data of species, crown closure, cutting class, and site classification/subtype into raster files. The original polygon data were received from Linnet Graphics, the distributor of data for MNR. In the case of the species layer, the percentages of species composition were removed. This reduced the amount of information contained in the species layer of the gridded product, but it was necessary in order to make the gridded product easier to use. The original maps were produced from 1:15,840-scale aerial photography collected in 1988.

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

ORNL DAAC maintains information on the entire BOREAS Project.

Data Citation

Cite this data set as follows:

Knapp, D., and M. Tuinhoff. 1998. BOREAS Forest Cover Data Layers of the NSA in Raster Format. 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/252.

References:

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 (OPSDOC 94).

Sellers, P., F. Hall and K.F. Huemmrich. 1997. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1996 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPSDOC 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 earlyresults from the 1994 field year. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 76(9):1549-1577.

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

Document Information:

16-Oct-1998 (data citation revised on 30-Sep-2002)

Document Review Date:

16-Oct-1998

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