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BOREAS RSS-15 SIR-C and TM Biomass and Landcover Maps of the NSA and SSA


DatasetBOREAS RSS-15 SIR-C and TM Biomass and Landcover Maps of the NSA and SSA
Release date1999-12-17
Time period1994-04-13 to 1995-09-02

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Downloads832009-06-032017-11-071306 total files downloaded


The RSS-15 team conducted an investigation using SIR-C , X-SAR and Landsat TM data for estimating total above-ground dry biomass for the SSA and NSA modeling grids and component biomass for the SSA. Relationships of backscatter to total biomass and total biomass to foliage, branch, and bole biomass were used to estimate biomass density across the landscape.

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Ranson, K.J., R. Lang, and G. Sun. 1999. BOREAS RSS-15 SIR-C and TM Biomass and Landcover Maps of the NSA and SSA. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
nsa_sir-c_cover-dg8.img 318.9KB 1994-04-13
nsa_sir-c_cover.gz 541.8KB 1994-04-13
nsa_sir-c_total_biomass-dg8.img 109.7KB 1994-04-13
nsa_sir-c_total_biomass.gz 2.2MB 1994-04-13
ssa_sir-c_branch_biomass-dg8.img 105.6KB 1994-10-06 to 1995-09-02
ssa_sir-c_branch_biomass.gz 2.5MB 1994-10-06 to 1995-09-02
ssa_sir-c_cover-dg8.img 306.6KB 1994-10-06 to 1995-09-02
ssa_sir-c_cover.gz 376.1KB 1994-10-06 to 1995-09-02
ssa_sir-c_foliage_biomass-dg8.img 105.6KB 1994-10-06 to 1995-09-02
ssa_sir-c_foliage_biomass.gz 2.2MB 1994-10-06 to 1995-09-02
ssa_sir-c_stem_biomass-dg8.img 105.6KB 1994-10-06 to 1995-09-02
ssa_sir-c_stem_biomass.gz 2.5MB 1994-10-06 to 1995-09-02
ssa_sir-c_total_biomass-dg8.img 105.6KB 1994-10-06 to 1995-09-02
ssa_sir-c_total_biomass.gz 2.5MB 1994-10-06 to 1995-09-02

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Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study has 3 companion files.

  • two_d_ref.txt
  • site_ref.txt

Dataset has 6 companion files.

  • RSS15_SIRC_Biomass.doc
  • RSS15_SIRC_Biomass.pdf
  • ssa_data.lst
  • RSS15_SIRC_Biomass.txt
  • nsa_data.lst