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GES DISC Data Policy

GES DISC Data Policy


Distribution of GES DISC data sets is funded by NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD). Consistent with NASA Earth Science Data and Information Policy data from the GES DISC archive are available free to the user community.


Data Citations and Acknowledgements


The data set source should be properly cited when the data are used.  A formal reference of the form: 
<authors>, 2012, last updated 2013:  <dataset name>.  NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, USA, NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). Accessed <enter user data access date> at <DOI> 
is suggested following Parsons et al. (2010), DOI: 10.1029/2010EO340001.
In the event that a DOI has not yet been assigned to a data set a persistent URL for a data set landing page where access to and information on the data can be obtained is recommended in the form
Any questions on this policy or regarding data obtained from NASA GES DISC should be directed to
We would appreciate receiving an electronic copy of your publication, which can be sent via email to:
Or it can be forwarded to the following:
Goddard Earth Sciences DISC Help Desk
Code 610.2
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771


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