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BOREAS Landsat TM Level-3a Imagery: Scaled At-Sensor Radiance in BSQ Format

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Data setBOREAS Landsat TM Level-3a Imagery: Scaled At-Sensor Radiance in BSQ Format
Release date1999-01-30
ProjectBoreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study


For BOREAS, the level-3A Landsat TM data, along with the other remotely sensed images, were collected in order to provide spatially extensive information over the primary study areas. This information includes radiant energy, detailed land cover, and biophysical parameter maps such as fPAR and LAI. Geographically, the level-3a images cover the BOREAS NSA and SSA. Temporally, the images cover the period of 22-Jun-1984 to 30-Jul-1996. The images are available in binary, image-format files.

Data set documentation

Data set reference document


Cihlar, J. 1999. BOREAS Landsat TM Level-3a Imagery: Scaled At-Sensor Radiance in BSQ Format. Data set. Available with restrictions from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. [].
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Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: The Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study was a large-scale international interdisciplinary experiment in the boreal forests of central Canada. Its focus was improving our understanding of the exchanges of radiative energy, sensible heat, water, CO2 and trace gases between the boreal forest and the lower atmosphere. A primary objective of BOREAS was to collect the data needed to improve computer simulation models of the important processes controlling these exchanges so that scientists can anticipate the effects of global change, principally altered temperature and precipitation patterns, on the biome.

Project data set list for Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study.

Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study has 3 available companion files.
  • two_d_ref.txt
  • site_ref.txt

Companion Files

  • readme_tm
  • ltm_ii3a.def
  • LANDSAT_TM_L3A.doc
  • LANDSAT_TM_L3A.pdf
  • restricted_readme
  • landsat_tm_level_3a_inv.dat
  • LANDSAT_TM_L3A.txt

Data Files

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