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BOREAS RSS-12 Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer Measurements (C-130)

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Data setBOREAS RSS-12 Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer Measurements (C-130)
Release date1999-01-30
ProjectBoreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study
Time Period1994-05-25


Contains measurements from the airborne auto tracking sun photometers on board the NASA Ames C-130 aircraft, operated by RSS12 (Wrigley).


Data set reference document


Wrigley, R.C. 1998. BOREAS RSS-12 Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer Measurements (C-130). 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.

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

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  • RSS12_Air_Sunphoto.pdf
  • rss12_c130_sun_photo_ref.dat
  • RSS12_Air_Sunphoto.doc
  • sunphair.def
  • RSS12_Air_Sunphoto.txt

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
rss12_c130_sun_photo.dat 48.4 MB 1994-05-25 - 1994-09-09

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