How to Cite Data
Crediting ImageryInclude 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.
Citation Policy for Data & Imagery Accessed Through ASF
See links below for 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)
Please note that some datasets, particularly those from foreign space agencies, have special citation requirements.
|ASF DAAC SAR Datasets||Other Data||Satellite Optical|
|ERS-1||Glacier Speed||ALOS PRISM|
|InSAR||Polar Year 07-08|
|Sea Ice MEaSUREs|
Using ASF Web Information
Some images at this website are explicitly restricted from re-use without the author's permission. Where images are not marked, you may re-use 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://www.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
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