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

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Data setBOREAS RSS-16 Level-3b DC-8 AIRSAR SY Images
Release date2000-02-21
ProjectBoreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study
Time Period1993-08-12 to 1995-07-31


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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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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  • RSS16_AIRSAR_SY.txt
  • RSS16_AIRSAR_SY.pdf
  • airssy3b.def
  • rss16_airsar_sy_l3b_inv.dat
  • RSS16_AIRSAR_SY.doc

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
airsar-sy-ssa-08-12-1993-1752-plc-dg10.img 801.1 KB 1993-08-12 - 1995-07-31


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