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Citation Policy

When using subsets of MODIS Land Products from the ORNL DAAC, please use the following citation format:

Citation: Single Site

Format (single site):

ORNL DAAC 2008. MODIS Collection 5 Land Products Global Subsetting and Visualization Tool. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Accessed Month dd, yyyy. Subset obtained for [Product name] product at [Lat],[Lon], time period: [Start date] to [End date], and subset size: [Width] x [Height] km. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1241

Example (single site):

ORNL DAAC. 2008. MODIS Collection 5 Land Products Global Subsetting and Visualization Tool. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Accessed August 25, 2015. Subset obtained for MOD13Q1 product at 39.497N,107.3028W, time period: 2000-02-18 to 2015-07-28, and subset size: 0.25 x 0.25 km. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1241

Notes:

  1. The coordinates used in the citation are the Latitude and Longitude (decimal degrees) specified by the user when the order is placed, trimmed to 4 decimal places.
  2. The citation is also sent in the email along with data retrieval instructions after the order is processed.
  3. BibTeX (.bib) file is available for download on the data visualization and download page (see screenshot below).

Citation: Multiple Sites

Format (multiple sites, clustered together):

ORNL DAAC 2008. MODIS Collection 5 Land Products Global Subsetting and Visualization Tool. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Accessed Month dd, yyyy. Subset obtained for [Product name] product at various sites in Spatial Range: N=DD.DD, S=DD.DD, E=DDD.DD, W=DDD.DD, time period: [Start date] to [End date], and subset size: [Width] x [Height] km. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1241

Example (multiple sites, clustered together):
ORNL DAAC. 2008. MODIS Collection 5 Land Products Global Subsetting and Visualization Tool. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Accessed August 25, 2015. Subset obtained for MOD13Q1 product at various sites in Spatial Range: N=39.49N, S=39.25N, E=107.42W, W=106.48W, time period: 2000-02-18 to 2015-07-28, and subset size: 0.25 x 0.25 km. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1241

Notes:

  1. "Spatial Range: N=DD.DD, S=DD.DD, E=DDD.DD, W=DDD.DD" is the bounding box for the site locations used for requesting subsets.
  2. Please cite each product separately.
  3. The coordinates used in the citation are the Latitude and Longitude (decimal degrees) specified by the user when the order is placed, trimmed to 4 decimal places.
  4. The citation is also sent in the email along with data retrieval instructions after the order is processed.
  5. BibTeX (.bib) file is available for download on the data visualization and download page. Please modify it manually for multiple sites.