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BOREAS RSS-14 GOES-8 Level-1a Visible, Infrared and Water Vapor Images

Data Set Overview

Data setBOREAS RSS-14 GOES-8 Level-1a Visible, Infrared and Water Vapor Images
Release date1999-11-16
ProjectBoreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study
Time Period1995-07-14 to 1996-10-03


The level-1a GOES-8 images cover 14-Jul-1995 to 21-Sep-1995 and 12-Feb-1996 to 03-Oct-1996. The data start out as three bands with 8-bit pixel values and end up as five bands with 10-bit pixel values. The differences between the level-1 and level-1a GOES-8 data are the formatting and packaging of the data. The images missing from the temporal series of level-1 GOES-8 images were zero-filled to create files consistent in size and format.


Data set reference document


Newcomer, J.A., and E.A. Smith. 1999. BOREAS RSS-14 GOES-8 Level-1a Visible, Infrared and Water Vapor Images. 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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  • rss14_goes8_l1a_inv.dat
  • goes81a.def
  • RSS14_GOES8_L1A.txt
  • RSS14_GOES8_L1A.doc
  • 24Jul95.txt
  • RSS14_GOES8_L1A.pdf

Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
15jun96_ir2.bin 15.0 MB 1996-06-15
15jun96_ir2_dg10.img 273.5 KB 1996-06-15
15jun96_ir3.bin 15.0 MB 1996-06-15
15jun96_ir3_dg10.img 273.5 KB 1996-06-15
15jun96_ir4.bin 15.0 MB 1996-06-15
15jun96_ir4_dg10.img 273.5 KB 1996-06-15
15jun96_ir5.bin 15.0 MB 1996-06-15
15jun96_ir5_dg10.img 273.5 KB 1996-06-15
15jun96_visible.bin 177.8 MB 1996-06-15
15jun96_visible_dg30.img 306.4 KB 1996-06-15
24jul95_ir-dg4.img 274.0 KB 1995-07-24
24jul95_ir.bin 3.1 MB 1995-07-24
24jul95_vapor-dg4.img 274.0 KB 1995-07-24
24jul95_vapor.bin 3.1 MB 1995-07-24
24jul95_visible-dg16.img 274.0 KB 1995-07-24
24jul95_visible.bin 50.3 MB 1995-07-24

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