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Data Product Citation Policy

Citation Policy

To acknowledge the scientists who have created and shared data products, you should include a bibliographic citation to all data products that you use in your publications. Proper citations, including the authors, title, publisher, and DOI, will help others find and re-use the data.

The proper citation for each ORNL DAAC dataset is provided in the User Guide for that dataset. If you have questions about how to cite ORNL DAAC data products or services, please contact the ORNL DAAC User Services Office (USO).

An editorial, Citations to Published Datasets PDF , describes the rationale and advantages for dataset citations.

Citation Examples

Dataset

Turner, D.P., W.D. Ritts, and M. Gregory. 2006. BigFoot NPP Surfaces for North and South American Sites, 2002-2004. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1270

Data obtained from the MODIS Subsets Tool

ORNL DAAC. 2017. MODIS Collection 6 Land Products Global Subsetting and Visualization Tool. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Accessed March 28, 2017. Subset obtained for MOD13Q1 product at 35.9587N,84.2874W, time period: 2000-02-18 to 2017-02-18, and subset size: 100.25 x 100.25 km. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1379

MODIS Citation Policy


If you have questions about how to cite ORNL DAAC data products or services, please contact the ORNL DAAC User Services Office (USO) .