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BOREAS RSS-07 LAI, Gap Fraction, and FPAR Data

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Data setBOREAS RSS-07 LAI, Gap Fraction, and FPAR Data
Release date1999-01-30
ProjectBoreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study
Time Period1993-08-09 to 1994-09-17


Contains daily green fpar, LAI, needle-to-shoot area ratio, clumping index, PAI, and foliage-to-total area index for tower and auxiliary sites for IFC's 1, 2, and 3. Also contains effective LAI measurements acquired along RSS-07 transects in the BOREAS study area.


Data set reference document


Chen, J.M., and J. Cihlar. 1998. BOREAS RSS-07 LAI, Gap Fraction, and FPAR Data. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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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.

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

Companion Files

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  • RSS07_Ground_LAI_FPAR.doc
  • RSS07_Ground_LAI_FPAR.txt
  • RSS07_Ground_LAI_FPAR.pdf
  • r07elaid.def

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
rss07_eff_lai.dat 56.0 KB 1993-08-09 - 1994-09-17
rss07_lai_fpar.dat 9.0 KB 1993-08-09 - 1994-09-17


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