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These data are a subset of images collected by the POLDER instrument over tower sites in the BOREAS study areas during the IFCs in 1994. The POLDER images presented here from the NASA/Ames C-130 aircraft are made available for illustration purposes only. The data are stored in binary image-format files. 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:

Leroy, M., F.-M. Breon, P. Bicheron, and O. Hautecoeur . 2000. BOREAS RSS-20 POLDER Radiance Images from the NASA C-130. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.


Bicheron, P., M. Leroy, O. Hautecoeur, and F.M. Breon. 1997. Enhanced discrimination of boreal forest covers from airborne directional POLDER data. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102(D24): 29,517-29,528.

Gastellu-Etchegorry J.P., P. Guillevic, F. Zagolski, V. Demarez, V. Trichon, D. Deering, and M. Leroy. 1997. Modelling BRDF and radiation regime of boreal and tropical forest. submitted to Remote Sensing of Environment.

Leblanc, S.G., P. Bicheron, J.M. Chen, M. Leroy, and J. Cihlar. 1997. Investigation of directional reflectance in boreal forests with an improved 4-scale model and airborne POLDER data, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, (submitted).

Sellers, P.and F. Hall. 1994. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: Experiment Plan. Version 1994-3.0, NASA BOREAS Report (EXPLAN 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. 1996. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1994 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPS DOC 94).

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

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27-07-2000 (data citation revised on 27-Sep-2002)

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