BOREAS Project/Campaign Document

Summary:

The Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) was a large-scale experiment initiated in 1990 to investigate interactions between the boreal forest biome and the atmosphere. Surface, airborne, and satellite-based observations were collected to study the biological and physical processes and conditions that govern the exchanges of radiative energy, water, heat, carbon, and trace gases between boreal forest ecosystems and the atmosphere, particularly those processes that may be sensitive to global change.

Data were collected at representative sites in the boreal forest of central Canada from 1993 through 1996. More information is available on-line at BOREAS/boreas_home_page.html .

Table of Contents:

1. Project/Campaign Overview:

Name of Project/Campaign:

The Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS)

Project/Campaign Introduction:

The BOREAS project investigated the interactions between the boreal forest biome and the atmosphere in central Canada.

Project/Campaign Mission Objectives:

BOREAS was intended to investigate the interactions between the boreal forest biome and the atmosphere. More specifically, the investigation's objectives were (1) to improve process models that describe the exchanges of radiative energy, water, heat, carbon and trace constituents between the boreal forest and the atmosphere and (2) to develop methods for applying the process models over large spatial scales using remote sensing and other integrative modeling techniques.

Discipline(s):

Earth Science.

Geographic Region(s):

Boreal forest of central Canada.

Detailed Project/Campaign Description:

The Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) was initiated in 1990 to investigate the interactions between the boreal forest biome and the atmosphere. Surface, airborne, and satellite-based observations were collected and used to develope techniques to measure biological and physical processes and conditions that govern the exchanges of energy, water, heat, carbon, and trace gases between boreal forest ecosystems and the atmosphere, particularly those processes that may be sensitive to global change. Remote-sensing techniques, along with field measurements, were used for developing and testing models and algorithms to transfer the understanding of processes from the local scale to the regional scale.

The investigation was conducted in the boreal forest of central Canada. Data were collected at representative sites in the boreal forest from 1993 through 1996. More information is available on-line at http://daac.ornl.gov/BOREAS/boreas_home_page.html

2. Data Availability:

Data Type(s):

Imagery and tabular data.

Input/Output Media:

Selected data and imagery files are available from the ORNL DAAC Web site (http://daac.ornl.gov). Data can be downloaded through FTP, and they are also available on CD-ROM and on diskettes formatted for UNIX, PCs, and Macs.

Proprietary Status:

Most BOREAS data are free for public use.

3. Data Access:

Data Center Location:

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) is housed within the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which is located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Contact Information:

ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Telephone: +1 (865) 241-3952
Fax: +1 (865) 574-4665
E-mail: ornldaac@ornl.gov

Associated Costs:

All data are available free of charge.

4. Principal Investigator Information:

Varies.

5. Submitting Investigator Information:

Varies.

6. References:

On-line information is available from the following World Wide Web site:

BOREAS

7. Glossary of Terms:

A glossary is available at http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/cdiac/glossary.html. For additional terms, see the EOSDIS glossary at http://harp.gsfc.nasa.gov/v0ims/glossary.of.terms.html.

8. List of Acronyms:

BOREAS
Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study

URL
Uniform Resource Locator

A more complete list of acronyms is available at http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/cdiac/pns/acronyms.html. For additional terms, see the EOSDIS list of acronyms at http://harp.gsfc.nasa.gov/v0ims/acronyms.html.

9. Document Information:

Document Revision Date:

March 18, 1999

Document Review Date:

October 7, 2008

Document ID:

ORNL-campaign2808

Document Curator:

webmaster@daac.ornl.gov

Document

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Revision Date: Monday, 11-Dec-2017 11:43:58 EST