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BOREAS TE-09 PAR & Leaf Nitrogen Data for NSA, R[evision] 1


The BOREAS TE-09 team collected several data sets related to chemical and photosynthetic properties of leaves in boreal forest tree species. This data set describes the relationship between Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) levels and foliage nitrogen in samples from six sites in the BOREAS NSA. This information is useful for modeling the vertical distribution of carbon fixation for these different forest types in the boreal forest. The data were collected to quantify the relationship between PAR and leaf nitrogen of black spruce, jack pine, and aspen.

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:

Dang, Q., H. Margolis, and M. Coyea. 1998. BOREAS TE-09 PAR & Leaf Nitrogen Data for NSA, R[evision] 1. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/342.


Bremner, J. M., and C. S. Mulvaney. 1982. Nitrogen-total. pp. 595-624. In: Page, A.L., R. H. Miller and D.R. Keeney (eds.). Methods of Soil Analysis Part 2. Chemical and microbiological properties (2e ed.). Agron. No. 9. ASA-SSSA, Madison, WI.

Dang, Q.L., H. Margolis, M.R. Coyea, M. Sy, G.J. Collatz, and C. Walthall. 1996. Profiles of PAR, nitrogen, and photosynthetic capacity in the boreal forest: implications for scaling from leaf to canopy. J. Geophys. Res., BOREAS Special Issue. In press.

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

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

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09-Jun-1998 (data citation revised on 25-Sep-2002)

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