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Boreas Survey Now On-Line

To improve the BOREAS and BOREAS Follow-On data sets and to meet users' needs, we are conducting a survey.

The BOREAS and BOREAS Follow-On data sets continue to be important products at the ORNL DAAC. To date we have provided over 8,000 data products from these projects to nearly 1,500 users.

Data Sets for Amazonia Released

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of two data sets for the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America (i.e., longitude 85 deg to 30 deg W, latitude 25 deg S to 10 deg N).

Russian Land Cover Data Sets

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of 12 map data products -- land cover, forested area, forest carbon content, and administrative information -- for Russia and the former USSR.

Revised -- BOREAS Tower Flux

A revised version of the BOREAS TF04 tower flux data is now available from the ORNL DAAC.

Data providers have revised the data set entitled "BOREAS TF-04 SSA-YJP Tower Flux, Meteorological, and Canopy Condition Data." If you obtained this data set before December 5, 2003, you may want to replace your files.

To learn more about the revisions, see our Data Revisions page.

Field Campaign Photos Available

The ORNL DAAC announces the availability of photographs associated with several field campaigns. These photographs, which supplement project data files archived at the ORNL DAAC, show numerous fields sites and sample collection activities. Users can now browse photographs from the SAFARI 2000, BOREAS, and Net Primary Productivity (NPP) projects by clicking on the following links:

Amazon Data Released

The ORNL DAAC announces the release of 19 spatial data sets associated with the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA). The data sets encompass the area 10° N to 25° S and 30° to 85° W.

Seventeen new releases are regional subsets of global map data sets previously published by the ORNL DAAC or others. The subsets pertain to land cover, vegetation, climate, wetlands, soils, and hydrographic information.

Two data sets contain map data pertaining to legal and geographical boundaries in Amazonia.

Search for Publications

The ORNL DAAC has expanded its searchable bibliographic database so that users can locate publications related to a wide range of data sets in its archive.

Projects such as FLUXNET, BOREAS, BOREAS Follow-On, SAFARI 2000, LBA, Net Primary Productivity, and VEMAP are represented, along with Climate, Soil, and Vegetation collections, among others.

Second CD-ROM for Southern Africa

The ORNL DAAC announces that the second CD-ROM volume prepared for the Southern African Regional Science Initiative (“SAFARI 2000”) is now available to the public.

“SAFARI 2000 CD-ROM Series: Vol. 2” is a 5-disk set containing meteorological, fire, aerosol, atmospheric chemistry, and precipitation data, as well as a large collection of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images taken aboard the Terra satellite.

Map Server Locates MODIS Subsets

The ORNL DAAC now offers a Web map server to help users choose sites that have subsets of MODIS satellite imagery.

Users can choose from over 270 sites worldwide and retrieve files for selected MODIS Land Products in ASCII format. The subsets measure 7- by 7-km and are centered on a flux tower or field site.

To access the map server, visit the MODIS ASCII Subsets page and click on the "MODIS Map Server" link in the bar at the top.

Map Server for FLUXNET Data

The ORNL DAAC has developed a Web map server to help users locate flux tower sites from around the world.

Users can choose from more than 210 sites in the FLUXNET global network and retrieve information about site characteristics and any available flux data.

To access the Web map server for the FLUXNET data, open the FLUXNET project page and click on "Map Server" in the bar at the top.

The map server requires a java plugin that can be installed from a link at the bottom of the map server Web page.