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The BOREAS TF-09 team collected energy, carbon dioxide and water vapor flux data at the BOREAS SSA-OBS site during the growing season of 1994 and most of the year for 1996. From the winter of 1995 to 1996, soil temperature data were also collected and provided.

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:

Massheder, J. M., J. B. Moncrieff, and M. B. Rayment. 1998. BOREAS TF-09 SSA-OBS Tower Flux, Meteorological, and Soil Temperature Data. Data set. Available on-line [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.


Jarvis, P.G., J.M. Massheder, S.E. Hale, J.G. Moncrieff, M. Rayment, and S. L. Scott. 1997. Seasonal variation of carbon dioxide, water vapour and energy exchanges of a boreal black spruce forest. JGR. 102(D24):28953-28966.

Kaimal, J.C. and Gaynor, J.E. 1991. Another look at sonic thermometry. Bound. Layer Meteorol. 56:401-410.

Moore, C.J. 1986. Frequency response corrections for eddy correlation systems. Bound. Layer Meteorol. 37:17-35.

Pearcy, R.W., J. Ehleringer, H. A. Mooney, and P.W. Rundel. 1991. Plant Physiological Ecology: Field methods and instrumentation. Chapman and Hall, London and New York.

Philip, J.R. 1963. The damping of a fluctuating concentration by continuous sampling through a tube. Aust. J. Phys. 16:454-463.

Scheupp, P.H., M.Y. Leclerc, J.I. Macpherson, and R.L. Desjardins, R.L. 1990. Bound. Layer Meteorol. 50:355-373.

Schotanus, P., F.T.M. Nieuwstadt, and H.A.R. de Bruin. 1983. Temperature measurement with a sonic anemometer and its application to heat and moisture fluxes. Bound. Layer Meteorol. 26:81-93.

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 earlyresults 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 (OPSDOC 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 (OPSDOC 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, BOREAS in 1997: Experiment overview, scientific results, and future directions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102 (D24), 28731-28769, 1997. Webb, E.K., G.I. Pearman, and R. Leuning. 1980. Correction of flux measurements density effects due to heat and water vapour transfer. Quart. J. R. Met. Soc. 106:85-100

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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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08-Dec-98 (data set citation revised on 11-Sep-2002)

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