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BOREAS RSS-17 ERS-1 Images


DatasetBOREAS RSS-17 ERS-1 Images
Release date2000-01-27
ProjectBoreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS)
Time period1993-12-01 to 1995-08-31

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Downloads252008-07-222016-07-01100 total files downloaded


The data cover a complete annual cycle at the BOREAS sites in Canada in 1994 and were obtained to detect shifts in radar backscatter related to varying environmental conditions. Two independent transitions corresponding to soil thaw and possible canopy thaw were revealed by the data. The results demonstrated that radar provides an ability to observe thaw transitions at the beginning of the growing season, which in turn helps constrain the length of the growing season.

Dataset documentation


Newcomer, J. A., J. Nickeson, and J. Way. 2000. BOREAS RSS-17 ERS-1 Images. Data set. Available with restrictions from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. [].

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Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study has 3 companion files.

  • two_d_ref.txt
  • site_ref.txt

Dataset has 6 companion files.

  • RSS17_ERS1_Image_Info.pdf
  • rss17_ers-1_image_info.lis
  • RSS17_ERS1_Image_Info.txt
  • restricted_readme
  • RSS17_ERS1_Image_Info.doc
  • rss17ers.def