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BOREAS TE-18 Landsat TM Physical Classification Image of the SSA

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Data setBOREAS TE-18 Landsat TM Physical Classification Image of the SSA
Release date1999-11-12
ProjectBoreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study
Time Period1994-09-02


The objective of this classification is to provide BOREAS investigators with a data product that characterizes the land cover of the SSA. A Landsat-5 TM image from 02-Sep-1994 was used to derive the classification. A technique was implemented that uses reflectances of various land cover types along with a geometric optical canopy model to produce spectral trajectories. These trajectories are used as training data to classify the image into the different land cover classes.


Data set reference document


Hall, F.G., and D.E. Knapp. 1999. BOREAS TE-18 Landsat TM Physical Classification Image of the SSA. 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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  • TE18_SSA_Class_Traj.doc
  • TE18_SSA_Class_Traj.pdf
  • TE18_SSA_Class_Traj.txt
  • 02Sep1994.txt

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
02Sep1994.bin 18.2 MB 1994-09-02


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