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BOREAS TE-18 Biomass Density Image of the SSA

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Data setBOREAS TE-18 Biomass Density Image of the SSA
Release date1999-11-16
ProjectBoreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study
Time Period1994-09-02


This biomass density image covers almost the entire BOREAS SSA. The pixels for which biomass density is computed include areas that are in conifer land cover classes only. The biomass density values represent the amount of overstory biomass (i.e., tree biomass only) per unit area. It is derived from a Landsat-5 TM image collected on 02-Sep-1994. The technique that was used to create this image is very similar to the technique that was used to create the physical classification of the SSA.


Data set reference document


Hall, F.G. 1999. BOREAS TE-18 Biomass Density 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

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  • TE18_SSA_Biomass_Dens.doc
  • TE18_SSA_Biomass_Dens.txt
  • TE18_SSA_Biomass_Dens.pdf

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te18tm-biomass-ssa-09-02-1994-dg10.img 602.5 KB 1994-09-02

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