Distribution of GES DISC data sets is funded by NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD). The data are not copyrighted and are open to all for both commercial and non-commercial uses. If you used GES DISC data for a publication (research or otherwise), or for any other purpose, we request that you include the follow a new standard to cite each data product.
The basic citation format is:
Author(s). Year. Title, [version]. [editor(s)]. Publisher. Location. [date accessed]. [subset used].
We are in the process of producing data citation pages for each product distributed by the NASA GES DISC. In the meantime we ask that If you used GES DISC data for a publication (research or otherwise), or for any other purpose, we request that you include the following acknowledgment:
"The data used in this effort were acquired as part of the activities of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, and are archived and distributed by the Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Data and Information Services Center (DISC)."
We would appreciate receiving a copy of your publication, which can be be forwarded to the following address:
Goddard Earth Sciences DISC Help Desk
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Or, you may email the publication reference to firstname.lastname@example.org.