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The BOREAS RSS-07 team used Landsat TM images processed at CCRS to produce images of LAI for the BOREAS study areas. Two images acquired on June 6 and August 9, 1991 were used for the SSA, and one image acquired on June 9, 1994 was used for the NSA. The LAI images are based on ground measurements and Landsat TM RSR images. The data are stored in binary image-format files.

Companion files include example thumbnail images that may be viewed and the image data files downloaded using a convenient viewer utility.

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:

Chen, J. M., and X. Geng.1999. BOREAS RSS-07 Landsat TM LAI Images of the SSA and NSA. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/441.


Brown L., J.M. Chen, S.G. Leblanc, and J. Cihlar. 1999. Application of the shortwave infrared for LAI retrieval in boreal forests: an image and model analysis. Submitted to Remote Sens. Environ.

Chen, J. M. 1996. Evaluation of vegetation indices and modified simple ratio for Boreal applications. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 22:229-242.

Chen, J.M. and J. Cihlar. 1996. Retrieving leaf area index of boreal conifer forests using Landsat TM images. Remote Sens. Environ. 55:153-162.

Chen, J.M., P.M. Rich, S.T. Gower, J.M. Norman, S. and Plummer. 1997. Leaf area index of boreal forests: Theory, techniques, and measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research. 102(D24): 29,429-29,443.

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, H. Margolis, M. Ryan, J. Ranson, P.M. Crill, D.P. Lettenmeier, J. Cihlar, J. Newcomer, D. Halliwell, D. Fitzjarrald, P.G. Jarvis, S.T. Gower, D. Williams, B. Goodison, D.E. Wickland, and F.E. Guertin. 1997. BOREAS in 1997: Scientific results, experiment overview and future directions.Journal of Geophysical Research, 102(D24): 28,731-28,770.

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14-Oct-1999 (data citation revised on 26-Sep-2002)

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