Instructions for specific datasets
Whenever you publish data processed or archived at ASF or ASF DAAC, cite ASF or ASF DAAC as the data source, following the guidelines below. Examples include but are not limited to papers, presentations, websites, videos, and books. When you discuss with news organizations your use of data processed or archived at ASF or ASF DAAC, please cite ASF or ASF DAAC as well as the data source. In general, cite the following elements:
- Name of dataset
- Source of original data (requirements may vary depending on source; see links below)
- Year of data acquisition
- “Processed by ASF” if applicable or “Processed by ASF DAAC” if applicable
- “Retrieved from ASF [day month year of data access]” or “Retrieved from ASF DAAC” if the data are ASF DAAC data
- DOI when available (some datasets have their own DOIs)
Include credit with each image shown in publications such as journal papers, articles, posters, and websites. See links below for specific formats and examples for datasets with their own requirements.
The general guidelines are to credit the source organization with a copyright symbol and cite the year of data acquisition. For derivative images, cite the creator, date of image creation, source organization, and date of data acquisition.
Please note that some datasets, particularly those from foreign space agencies, have special citation requirements.
Links to Specific Citation Formats and Examples
Using ASF Web Information
Some images at this website are explicitly restricted from reuse without the author’s permission. Where images are not marked, you may reuse them but must include any copyright associated with the image. Whenever you use any materials from this website, please also acknowledge ASF as follows: “Information [and images] on [SUBJECT] obtained from https://asf.alaska.edu, Alaska Satellite Facility, UAF, [Month, Year].”
Please send reprints and two copies of any work citing ASF data to email@example.com, with “New ASF Citation” in the subject line or to
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If you have any questions about using ASF data or information, please contact us.