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The BOREAS AFM-02 team collected pass-by-pass fluxes (and many other statistics) for a large number of level (constant altitude), straight line passes used in a variety of flight patterns. The data were collected by the University of Wyoming King Air in 1994 BOREAS IFCs 1-3. Most of these data were collected at 60-70 m above ground level, but a significant number of passes were also flown at various levels in the planetary boundary layer, up to about the inversion height. This documentation concerns only the data from the straight and level passes that are presented as original (over the NSA and SSA) and moving window values (over the Transect). Another archive of King Air data is also available, containing data from all the soundings flown by the King Air 1994 IFCs 1-3.

A guide document which includes more information about this data set can be found at

ORNL DAAC maintains information on the entire BOREAS Project.

Data Citation

Cite this data set as follows:

Kelly, R. D. 1999. BOREAS AFM-02 King Air 1994 Aircraft Flux and Moving Window Data. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.


Baijards, S.A.M., S. O. Ogunjemiyo, R. D. Kelly, and P. H. Schuepp. 1996: Preliminary analysis of dual aircraft boundary layer grid flux. Submitted to J. Geophys. Rsch.

Baijards, S. A. M. and R. D. Kelly 1996. Conditional sampling applied to BOREAS aircraft data., Preprints, 22nd Conf. on Agric. and Forest Meteor., 28 Jan. - 2 Feb. 1996, Atlanta, GA.

Dobosy, R.J., T. L. Crawford, J. I. MacPherson, R. L. Desjardins, R. D. Kelly, S.P. Oncley, and D. H. Lenschow. 1994. Intercomparison among the four flux aircraft at BOREAS. Submitted to J. Geophys. Rsch.

Kelly, R. D., J. I. MacPherson, R. J. Dobosy, and T. L. Crawford 1996. BOREAS 1994 intercomparison among three flux aircraft., Preprints, 22nd Conf. On Agric. and Forest Meteor., 28 Jan. - 2 Feb. 1996, Atlanta, GA.

McDermott, M.L. and R. D. Kelly. 1996. Variation of boundary layer fluxes with heterogeneous surface vegetation and seasonal change. Submitted to J. Geophys. Rsch.

McDermott, M. L. and R. D. Kelly 1995. Fluxes over a heterogeneous forest., Preprints 11th Symposium on Bound. Layers and Turbulence, Charlotte, NC, 27-31 March, 1995.

Sellers, P. and F. Hall. 1994. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1994-3.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 94).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, H. Margolis, B. Kelly, D. Baldocchi, G. den Hartog, J. Cihlar, M.G. Ryan, B. Goodison, P. Crill, K.J. Ranson, D. Lettenmaier, and D.E. Wickland. 1995. The boreal ecosystem-atmosphere study (BOREAS): an overview and early results from the 1994 field year. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 76(9):1549-1577.

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1994 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 94).

Sellers, P. and F. Hall. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1996-2.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 96).

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1997. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1996 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 96).

Sellers, P.J., F.G. Hall, R.D. Kelly, A. Black, D. Baldocchi, J. Berry, M. Ryan, K.J. Ranson, P.M. Crill, D.P. Lettenmaier, H. Margolis, J. Cihlar, J. Newcomer, D. Fitzjarrald, P.G. Jarvis, S.T. Gower, D. Halliwell, D. Williams, B. Goodison, D.E. Wickland, and F.E. Guertin. 1997. BOREAS in 1997: Experiment Overview, Scientific Results and Future Directions. Journal of Geophysical Research 102 (D24): 28,731-28,770.

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For information on Parameter/Variable Names, Variable Description/Definition, Units of Measurement, and Data File Format see this companion file

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13-Dec-1999 (data set citation revised on 12-Sep-2002)

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