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The BOREAS TE-06 team collected several data sets to examine the influence of vegetation, climate, and their interactions on the major carbon fluxes for boreal forest species. This data set contains estimates of the biomass produced by the plant species at the TF, CEV, and AUX sites in the SSA and NSA for a given year. Temporally, the data cover the years of 1985 to 1995. The plant biomass production (i.e., aboveground, belowground, understory, litterfall), spatial coverage, and temporal nature of measurements varied between the TF, CEV, and AUX sites as deemed necessary by BOREAS principal investigators.

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:

Gower, T., and J. G Vogel. 1998. BOREAS TE-06 NPP for the Tower Flux, Carbon Evaluation, and Auxiliary Sites. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.


Chen, J.M., P.M. Rich, S.T. Gower, J.M. Norman, and S. Plummer. 1997. Leaf area index of boreal forests: Theory, techniques and measurements. J. Geophys. Res. (in press).

Dilworth, J.R. and J.F. Bell. 1979. Variable probability sampling-variable plot and three-P. O.S.U. Book Stores, Inc. Corvallis, Oregon.

Gower, S.T., J.G. Vogel, T.K. Stow, J.M. Norman, C.J. Kucharik, and S.J. Steele. 1997. Carbon distribution and aboveground net-primary production of BOREAS tower flux forest. J. Geophys. Res. BOREAS Special Issue.

Santantonio, D., R.K. Hermann, and W.S. Overton. 1977. Root biomass studies in forest ecosystems. Pedobiologia. 17:1-31.

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.and F. Hall. 1997. BOREAS Overview Paper. JGR Special Issue.

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

Sellers, P., F. Hall, and K.F. Huemmrich. 1997. Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: 1996 Operations. NASA BOREAS Report (OPSDOC 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 earlyresults from the 1994 field year. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 76(9):1549-1577.

Singh, T. 1982. Biomass equations for Ten Major Tree Species of the Prairie Provinces. Information Report NOR-X-242, Northern Forest Research Centre, Canadian Forestry Service, Environment Canada, Edmonton.

Smucker, A. J., S.L. McBurney, and A.K. Srivastava. 1982. Quantitative separation of roots from compacted soil profiles by the hydropneumatic elutriation system. Agron. J. 74:500-503.

Steele, S.J., Gower S.T., Vogel J.G., and Norman J.M. 1997. Root mass, net primary production and turnover in aspen, jack pine and black spruce forests in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada. Tree Physiol. (in press).

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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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12-Oct-1998 (data citation revised on 25-Sep-2002)

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