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BOREAS RSS-08 Snow Maps Derived from Landsat TM Imagery

Data Set Overview

Data setBOREAS RSS-08 Snow Maps Derived from Landsat TM Imagery
Release date1999-11-12
ProjectBoreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS)
Time period1993-01-18 to 1994-02-06

Usage Metrics

CountEarliest DateLatest DateData Usage
Citations120022002Publications citing this data set
Downloads352008-02-152017-04-02178 total files downloaded


The BOREAS RSS-08 team utilized Landsat TM images to perform mapping of snow extent over the SSA. This data set consists of two Landsat TM images which were used to determine the snow-covered pixels over the BOREAS SSA on 18-Jan-1993 and on 06-Feb-1994.

Data set documentation


Hall, D.K., A.T.C. Chang, and J.L. Foster. 1999. BOREAS RSS-08 Snow Maps Derived from Landsat TM Imagery. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
06_Feb_94.bin 39.7MB 1994-02-06
18_Jan_93.bin 39.7MB 1993-01-18

Companion Files

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Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study has 3 companion files.

  • two_d_ref.txt
  • site_ref.txt

Data set has 5 companion files.

  • RSS08_Snow_Maps.txt
  • 18Ja93_06Feb94.txt
  • RSS08_Snow_Maps.pdf
  • RSS08_Snow_Maps.doc