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BOREAS RSS-16 Level-3b DC-8 AIRSAR CM Images


DatasetBOREAS RSS-16 Level-3b DC-8 AIRSAR CM Images
Release date1999-11-16
ProjectBoreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS)
Time period1993-08-12 to 1995-07-31

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CountEarliest DateLatest DateData Usage
Citations119941994Publications citing this dataset
Downloads522008-01-072017-04-02287 total files downloaded


Satellite and aircraft SAR data used in conjunction with various ground measurements to determine the moisture regime of the boreal forest. The NASA JPL AIRSAR is a side-looking imaging radar system that utilizes the SAR principle to obtain high-resolution images that represent the radar backscatter of the imaged surface at different frequencies and polarizations. The information contained in each pixel of the AIRSAR data represents the radar backscatter for all possible combinations of horizontal and vertical transmit and receive polarizations (i.e., HH, HV, VH, and VV).

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Saatchi, S.S., and J.J. Vanzyl. 1999. BOREAS RSS-16 Level-3b DC-8 AIRSAR CM Images. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
airsar-ssa-08-12-1993-plc-tp-dg3.img 2.1MB 1993-08-12 to 1995-07-31

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Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study has 3 companion files.

  • two_d_ref.txt
  • site_ref.txt

Dataset has 6 companion files.

  • rss16_airsar_cm_l3b_inv.dat
  • RSS16_AIRSAR_CM.doc
  • RSS16_AIRSAR_CM.txt
  • RSS16_AIRSAR_CM.pdf
  • airscm3b.def