SNF SITE CHARACTERIZATION VALIDATIONEntry ID: SNF_SITE_86
Abstract: This data set documentation is currently in work. In the interim, an abstract of the entire Superior National Forest (SNF) data collection activity from which the SNF Site Characterization Validation Data Set is a product is being provided. During the summers of 1983 and 1984, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) conducted an intensive experiment in a portion of the Superior ... National Forest (SNF) near Ely, Minnesota, USA. The purpose of the experiment was to investigate the ability of remote sensing to provide estimates of biophysical properties of ecosystems, such as leaf area index (LAI), biomass and net primary productivity (NPP). The study area covered a 50 x 50 km area centered at approximately 48 degrees North latitude and 92 degrees West longitude in northeastern Minnesota at the southern edge of the North American boreal forest. The SNF is mostly covered by boreal forest. Boreal forests were chosen for this project because of their relative taxonomic simplicity, their great extent, and their potential sensitivity to climatic change. Satellite, aircraft, helicopter and ground observations were obtained for the study area. These data comprise a unique dataset for the investigation of the relationships between the radiometric and biophysical properties of vegetated canopies. This is perhaps the most complete dataset of its type ever collected over a forested region. A key goal of the experiment was to use the aircraft measurements to scale up to satellite observations for the remote sensing of biophysical parameters.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: GOETZ, S.J.HALL, F.G.HUEMMRICH, K.F.NICKESON, J.E.STREBEL, D.E.WOODS, K.D.
Dataset Title: SNF SITE CHARACTERIZATION VALIDATION
Dataset Release Date: 1996
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/188Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=188&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1984-05-10Stop Date: 1984-06-12
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (301) 405-1297
Fax: (301) 314-9299
Email: sgoetz at geog.umd.edu
University of Maryland Dept of Geography LeFrak Bldg
City: College Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20742
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
ORNL DAAC User Services Office Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1996-10-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-24