Boreal Ecosystem - Atmosphere Study (BOREAS)Entry ID: Canada_CCRS_BOREAS
Abstract: The Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) was a large-scale
international interdisciplinary climate-ecosystem interaction experiment in the
northern boreal forests of Canada. The overall goal of BOREAS was to improve
our understanding of the interactions between the boreal forest biome and the
atmosphere, clarifying their roles in global change. BOREAS wanted to learn ... to
use satellite data to monitor the forests, and to improve computer simulation
and weather models so scientists can anticipate the effects of global change.
The experimental phase of BOREAS ran over four years, 1993-1996.
Obviously, this was too short a period to directly measure the ongoing effects
of global change, but it did allow us to observe important processes under a
wide range of conditions so that we can develop and test key process models.
The experimental strategy was specifically directed toward this -- measurements
were taken throughout the annual cycle and at a variety of 'representative'
sites to capture the range of significant climatic, edaphic (soil) and
ecophysiological conditions to be found within the biome. Initially, these
measurements were used to improve our models and apply them over large areas.
After that, we will use them as better predictive tools to address the
scientific issues listed above. In addition, the knowledge gained should enable
us to design better, more cost-effective, long-term monitoring programs to
track future changes in the biome.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)
Dataset Title: NEFSC aj9902
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2005-08-17 19:26:03.501445-04
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1999-07-29Stop Date: 1999-08-27
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Quality HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: The latitude and longitude of the sighting was determined subsequently using an algorithm which dead reckonings between positions recorded on the effort data form.
VERTICAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: The latitude and longitude of the sighting was determined subsequently using an algorithm which dead reckonings between positions recorded on the effort data form.
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: Open public unless otherwise noted.
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Use Constraints 1. Not to use data contained in OBIS-SEAMAP in any publication, product, or commercial application without prior written consent of the original data provider. 2. To cite both the data provider and OBIS-SEAMAP appropriately after approval of use is obtained. 3. Not to hold OBIS-SEAMAP liable for errors in the data. While we have made every effort to ensure the quality of the database, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of these datasets.
Email: elliot.1 at osu.edu
School of Earth Sciences
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 43210
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-08-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-07-07