Citing ASDC Data
Data Citations and Acknowledgements
Citations: Datasets and related data products and services are provided by the NASA Langley Research Center's (LaRC) ASDC DAAC and are managed by the NASA Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) project. The LARC ASDC DAAC is one of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs), part of the ESDIS project. NASA data are freely accessible; however, when you publish these data or works based on the data, we request that you cite the datasets within the text of the publication and include a reference to them in your reference list. References to datasets, like the examples, below, should have enough detail to provide readers of your publication with the ability to obtain the datasets and conduct their own studies based on your work. (For complete provenance and understanding of parts of data were used and how, it also may be necessary to describe in detail, within the body of the publication, exactly how the data were used.)
DOI Citation Formatter: The DOI Citation Formatter is a tool that permits the use of the DOI for a data set to create a citation in multiple styles. The ASDC provides Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for all data sets that are recommended for reference in research. The DOI for each data set can be found on the data set's landing page.
Example citations include:
- McGill, M. (2016). CATS/ISS L2O D-M7.1 05kmPro HDF-5 File - Version 1.05 [Data set]. NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center DAAC. https://doi.org/10.5067/iss/cats/l2o_d-m7.1-v1-05_05kmpro
- Ziskin, D. (2016). MOPITT Level 3 CO Gridded Daily Means (Near and Thermal Infrared Radiances) HDF File - Version 7 [Data set]. NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center DAAC. https://doi.org/10.5067/terra/mopitt/mop03j_l3.007
- Winker, D. (2016). CALIPSO LID L1 Standard HDF File - Version 4.10 [Data set]. NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center DAAC. https://doi.org/10.5067/caliop/calipso/lid_l1-standard-v4-10
Acknowledgements:The data obtained from the ASDC are free of charge for use in research, publications and commercial applications. When data from the ASDC are used in a publication, we request this acknowledgment be included: "These data were obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center." Please include such statements, either where the use of the data or other resource is described, or within the Acknowledgements section of the publication.
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The citations related to the ASDC data are initially sorted by year in descending order. Sorting is available by year, author, and keyword (project cited) by selecting the appropriate link at the top of the page. To reverse the sort order, select the link a second time. Selecting the name of the citation will show information about the citation, including a link to the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or URL for more details about the document.
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