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


DatasetBOREAS RSS-16 Level-3b DC-8 AIRSAR SY Images
Release date2000-02-21
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
Downloads512008-01-072017-04-02283 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 atdifferent 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). The level-3b AIRSAR SY data are the JPL synoptic product and contain 3 of the 12 total frequency and polarization combinations that are possible.

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Saatchi, S.S. 2000. BOREAS RSS-16 Level-3b DC-8 AIRSAR SY Images. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
airsar-sy-ssa-08-12-1993-1752-plc-dg10.img 801.1KB 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_SY.txt
  • RSS16_AIRSAR_SY.pdf
  • airssy3b.def
  • rss16_airsar_sy_l3b_inv.dat
  • RSS16_AIRSAR_SY.doc