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BOREAS RSS-15 SIR-C AND TM BIOMASS AND LANDCOVER MAPS OF THE NSA AND SSAEntry ID: BOREAS_RS15BMLC
Abstract: As part of BOREAS, the RSS-15 team conducted an investigation using SIR-C , X-SAR and Landsat TM data for estimating total above-ground dry biomass for the SSA and NSA modeling grids and component biomass for the SSA. Relationships of backscatter to total biomass and total biomass to foliage, branch, and bole biomass were used to estimate biomass density across the landscape. The procedure involved image classification with SAR and Landsat TM data and development of simple mapping techniques using combinations of SAR channels. For the SSA, the SIR-C data used were acquired on 06-Oct-1994, and the Landsat TM data used were acquired on September 2, 1995. The maps of the NSA were developed from SIR-C data acquired on 13-Apr-1994.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: LANG, R.RANSON, K.J.SUN, G.
Dataset Title: BOREAS RSS-15 SIR-C AND TM BIOMASS AND LANDCOVER MAPS OF THE NSA AND SSA
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/483Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=483&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1994-04-13Stop Date: 1995-09-02
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: lang at gwu.edu
Professor of Engineering and Applied Science The George Washington University
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20052
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: 1999-12-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-01