Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

Data Product Citation

Citing ASDC Data


The data obtained from the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) are free of charge for use in research, publications, and commercial applications. When data from the ASDC are used in a publication, we request this acknowledgment be included: "These data were obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center."


View Citations Related to Data Center Holdings

The citations related to the ASDC data are initially sorted by year in descending order. Sorting is available by year, author, and keyword (project cited) by selecting the appropriate link at the top of the page. To reverse the sort order, select the link a second time. Selecting the name of the citation will show information about the citation, including a link to the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or URL for more details about the document.

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View the MOPITT Data and Information citation requirements from selected data product's Data Citation tab.


View Research Using ASDC Data Products

Access a listing of research studies, compiled by members of the scientific community, using data products archived at the Atmospheric Science Data Center.

View the Research listing.


Reprints Please

The ASDC requests a reprint of any published papers or reports or a brief description of other uses (e.g., posters, oral presentations, etc.) of data that we have distributed. This will help us determine the use of data that we distribute, which is helpful in optimizing product development. It also helps us to keep our product-related references current.

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Copyright & Reproduction Guidelines

Unless otherwise noted, all images and animations are generally not copyrighted.  For more information on permissions and limitations, or for questions regarding copyright information, please visit Copyright & Reproduction Guidelines.