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Data contained in CAVE are there because of the hard labor of people maintaining instruments in difficult locations throughout the world. Therefore, if you use data contained in the CAVE data base in refereed journal articles please reference all original data sources used according to the following list.

Full policies of each agency are listed at the bottom of this page. One need only reference those data sets used:

  • DOE ARM Data: (Acknowledgement)

    ARM data is made available through the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program.
  • NOAA Global Monitoring Division, SURFRAD, and Global Baseline Sites (GMD): (Acknowledgement)

    These data are made available through the NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory/Global Monitoring Divisioin - Radiation (G-RAD)

      Include for NOAA SURFRAD Data (Reference):

    • Augustine, J. A., J. J. DeLuisi, and C. N. Long, 2000: SURFRAD-A National Surface Radiation Budget Network for Atmospheric Research, Bull. of Amer. Met. Soc. Vol. 81, No. 10, pp. 2341-2358.
  • BSRN Data: (Reference)

    Ohmura A., E. Dutton, B. Forgan, C. Frohlich, H. Gilgen, H. Hegne, A., Heimo, G., Konig-Langlo, B. McArthur, G. Muller, R. Philipona, C. Whitlock, K. Dehne, and M. Wild, 1998: Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN/WCRP): New precision radiometery for climate change research. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., Vol. 79, No. 10, 2115-2136.
  • NREL SSV Data: (Reference)

    Myers, D. R., S. Wilcox, M. Anderberg, S. H. Alawaji, N. M. Al Abbadi, M. Y. bin Mahfoodh, 1999: Saudi Arabian solar radiation network of data for validating satellite remote-sensing systems, Earth Obs. Sys. IV SPIE Vol 3750, 18-20 July, Denver CO.
  • LaRC COVE Data: (Reference)

    Jin, Z., T. P. Charlock, and K. Rutledge, 2002: Analysis of the Broadband Solar Radiation and Albedo Over the Ocean Surface at COVE. J. Atmos. & Ocean Tech. 19, pp. 1585-1601.
  • WHOI PACS Data: (Reference)

    Anderson, S. P., K. Huang, N. J. Brink, M. F. Baumgartner, and R. A. Weller, 2000: Pan American Climate Study (PACS) Data Report, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report, WHOI-2000-03.
  • CERES SYN1Deg: (Reference)

    Wielicki, B. A., B. R. Barkstrom, E. F. Harrison, R. B. Lee III, G. L. Smith, and J. E. Cooper, 1996: Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES): An Earth Observing System Experiment, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., Vol. 77, 853-868.
  • AERONET Aerosol Data: (Reference AERONET Investigator)

    Please see AERONET agreement  page.
  • CERES/ARM Validation (CAVE) Experiment: (Reference)

    Rutan, D.A., F.G. Rose, N.M. Smith, T.P. Charlock, 2001: Validation data set for CERES surface and atmospheric radiation budget (SARB), WCRP/GEWEX Newsletter, Vol 11, No. 1, 11-12.
Formal policies if stated:
  • ARM Data Attribution and Publication
    6.The ARM Program should be acknowledged in publications as the programmatic origin of the field program. ARM-funded investigators will use the following acknowledgment: "This research was supported by the Office of Biological and Environment Research of the U.S. Department of Energy (under grant or contract number - if appropriate) as part of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program." Publications resulting from collaborative efforts in which ARM data or facilities were used are requested to appropriately acknowledge the cooperation or collaboration of the " U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program."
  • BSRN
    2.3 Acknowledgement and Citation
    Sub-group members were not able to reach full consensus on the issue of acknowledgement and citation for BSRN data. While it is obvious that the data should never be used without reference to the BSRN, views diverged with regard to the format of the acknowledgement. Some members wanted to provide users with a specific statement to be included as acknowledgement, in which a number of contributors might be identified individually. Others preferred an acknowledgement only of the organizational origin of the data (e.g. BSRN, WCRP, WRMC and/or the country or organization of the originating station) without specifying individuals. The recommended compromise for this issue is to require in general the organizational format, with the acknowledgement of individuals left to the preference of the data originator and the archive centre. Whenever the archive centre receives a request for release of data from a particular originator, that originator and the archive centre should agree on a detailed recommendation for citation and acknowledgement and provide it to the requesting party. This recommendation should be included on the Application Form for the release of BSRN data.
    Any publication or other public or private use of this data should acknowledge that is was acquired by and obtained from the NOAA/GMD Solar and Thermal Radiation (STAR) group.