VEGETATION BIOPHYSICAL DATA (FIFE)Entry ID: FIFE_VEG_BIOP
Abstract: The Biophysical Properties of the Vegetation Data Set were collected as part of the larger FIFE Science effort to characterize the physical and biological properties of the sites within the FIFE study area over the life of the field experiment. These data were collected at 43 locations scattered throughout the FIFE study area between May 1987 and August 1989. The measurements of leaf area were based on an optical technique in which the area of the light beam obscured by the material under the beam is a measure of the surface area of that material relative to the total surface area that the beam covers. The resulting Leaf Area Indices (LAI) provide a relative measure of leaf area. These indices, when compared between plant samples provide an indirect and relative measure of plant biomass.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: FIFE, STAFF SCIENCENELSON, A.K.
Dataset Title: VEGETATION BIOPHYSICAL DATA (FIFE)
Dataset Release Date: 1994
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/135Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=135&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1987-05-26Stop Date: 1989-08-18
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1994-07-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-31