BOREAS RSS-10 TOMS CIRCUMPOLAR ONE-DEGREE PAR IMAGESEntry ID: BOREAS_RSS10TOM
Abstract: The BOREAS RSS-10 team investigated the magnitude of daily, seasonal, and yearly variations of PAR from ground and satellite observations. This data set contains satellite estimates of surface-incident photosynthetically active radiation (PAR, 400-700 nm, MJ m-2) at 1 degree spatial resolution. The spatial coverage is circumpolar from latitudes of 41 to 66 degrees N latitude. The temporal coverage ... is from May through September for years 1979 through 1989. Eleven-year statistics are also provided: mean, standard deviation, and coefficient of variation for 1979-1989. The PAR estimates were derived from the global gridded ultraviolet reflectivity data product (average of 360, 380 nm) from the Nimbus-7 Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS). Image mask data are provided for identifying the boreal forest zone, and ocean/land and snow/ice covered areas. The data are available as binary image format data files. Companion files include example thumbnail images that may be viewed and the image data files downloaded using a convenient viewer utility.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: BHARTIA, P.K.DYE, D.ECK, T.F.HOLBEN, B.N.
Dataset Title: BOREAS RSS-10 TOMS CIRCUMPOLAR ONE-DEGREE PAR IMAGES
Dataset Release Date: 1999
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/443Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=443&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1979-05-01Stop Date: 1989-09-30
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Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Pawan.K.Bhartia at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Mailstop 613.3
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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: 1999-11-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-01