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BOREAS TE-18 Landsat TM Maximum Likelihood Classification Image of the NSA

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Data setBOREAS TE-18 Landsat TM Maximum Likelihood Classification Image of the NSA
Release date1999-11-12
ProjectBoreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study
Time Period1988-08-20


The objective of this classification is to provide the BOREAS investigators with a data product that characterizes the land cover of the NSA. A Landsat-5 TM image from 20-Aug-1988 was used to derive this classification. A standard supervised maximum likelihood classification approach was used to produce this classification.


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Hall, F.G., and D.E. Knapp. 1999. BOREAS TE-18 Landsat TM Maximum Likelihood Classification Image of the NSA. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study: The Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study was a large-scale international interdisciplinary experiment in the boreal forests of central Canada. Its focus was improving our understanding of the exchanges of radiative energy, sensible heat, water, CO2 and trace gases between the boreal forest and the lower atmosphere. A primary objective of BOREAS was to collect the data needed to improve computer simulation models of the important processes controlling these exchanges so that scientists can anticipate the effects of global change, principally altered temperature and precipitation patterns, on the biome.

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Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study has 3 available companion files.
  • two_d_ref.txt
  • site_ref.txt

Companion Files

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  • TE18_NSA_Class_Max.pdf
  • TE18_NSA_Class_Max.txt
  • 20Aug1988.txt
  • TE18_NSA_Class_Max.doc

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
20Aug1988.bin 12.4 MB 1988-08-20


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