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BOREAS HYD-60 Ground Gravimetric Soil Moisture Data


This data set contains percent soil moisture ground measurements. These data were collected on the ground along the various flight lines flown in the Southern and Northern Study Areas (SSA and NSA) during 1994 by the gamma ray instrument. This data set contains information on the locations of field in-site measurements of soil moisture, depth of moss/humus layer, and water content of the moss/humus layer and contains information on soil conditions and vegetative cover around the sites.

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

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Data Citation:

Cite this data set as follows:

Peck, E. L., and T. Carroll. 1998. BOREAS HYD-06 Ground Gravimetric Soil Moisture Data. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.


Carroll, T.R., E. L. Peck, and D. M. Lipiniski. 1988. Airborne time-series measurements of soil moisture using terrestrial gamma radiation. Proc.Ann. Conf. Am. Soc. Photogram. Remote Sens., St. Louis, MO.

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

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

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

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

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. 1997. BOREAS Overview Paper. JGR Special Issue (in press).

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

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09-Jun-1998 (data citation revised on 18-Sep-02)

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