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TitleRemote sensing in BOREAS: Lessons learned
AuthorGamon, J A; Huemmrich, K F; Peddle, D R; Chen, JORCID logo; Fuentes, D; Hall, F G; Kimball, J S; Goetz, S; Gu, J; McDonald, K C; Miller, J R; Moghaddam, M; Rahman, A F; Roujean, J -L; Smith, E A; Walthall, C L; Zarco-Tejada, P; Hu, B; Fernandes, RORCID logo; Cihlar, J
SourceRemote Sensing of Environment vol. 89, no. 2, 2004 p. 139-162,
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20181186
PublisherElsevier BV
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; Nature and Environment; remote sensing
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience
Released2004 01 01
AbstractThe Boreal Ecosystem Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) was a large, multiyear internationally supported study designed to improve our understanding of the boreal forest biome and its interactions with the atmosphere, biosphere, and the carbon cycle in the face of global climate change. In the initial phase of this study (early 1990s), remote sensing played a key role by providing products needed for planning and modeling. During and after the main BOREAS field campaigns (1994 and 1996), innovative remote sensing approaches and analyses expanded our understanding of the boreal forest in four key areas: (1) definition of vegetation structure, (2) land-cover classification, (3) assessment of the carbon balance, and (4) links between surface properties, weather, and climate. In addition to six BOREAS special issues and over 500 journal papers, a principal legacy of BOREAS is its well-documented and publicly available database, which provides a lasting scientific resource and opportunity to further advance our understanding of this critical northern biome.

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