LANCE Citation Policy and Disclaimer

NASA promotes the full and open sharing of all data with the research and applications communities, private industry, academia, and the general public. Read the NASA Data and Information Policy

If you provide the LANCE / FIRMS data to a third party, we request you follow the guidelines in the citation below and replicate or provide a link to the disclaimer.

Citation

We would ask end users who make use of LANCE data products or imagery for subsequent distribution, deriving value added products, or using or referencing LANCE products in written or oral presentations to add the following acknowledgment. 

For more information, visit About LANCE and the LANCE FAQ

General

We acknowledge the use of data products or imagery from the Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) system operated by the NASA/GSFC/Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) with funding provided by NASA/HQ.

Rapid Response

For more information, visit About Rapid Response and the Rapid Response FAQ.

For acknowledgement of Rapid Response imagery:

We acknowledge the use of Rapid Response imagery from the Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) system operated by the NASA/GSFC/Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) with funding provided by NASA/HQ.

FIRMS

Please note that data distributed from FIRMS comes from 2 sources: 1) near real-time data (MCD14DL) and 2) data extracted from standard data files (MCD14ML). If you are using the data in a scientific publication, you should be very clear which source you use. We recommend you read the MODIS Fire User Guide version 2.5 to ensure you are using the most appropriate source of MODIS active fire data for your application. 

For more information about FIRMS and MODIS, visit the FIRMS FAQ.

For general acknowledgement of FIRMS data and imagery:

We acknowledge the use of FIRMS data and imagery from the Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) system operated by the NASA/GSFC/Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) with funding provided by NASA/HQ.

For Near Real-Time data only:
NASA FIRMS NRT MODIS Near real-time Hotspot / Active Fire Detections MCD14DL data set. Available on-line [https://earthdata.nasa.gov/firms].

For standard data (MCD14ML) extracted from the FIRMS Download Tool:
MODIS Active Fire Detections extracted from MCD14ML distributed by NASA FIRMS. Available on-line [https://earthdata.nasa.gov/active-fire-data].

In the unwise event you use a mixture of near real-time and standard data, you will need to cite both MCD14DL and MCD14ML (extracted by FIRMS).

Please read the disclaimer for more information about using this data.

Disclaimer

The LANCE system is operated by the NASA/GSFC Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS). The information presented through LANCE, Rapid Response, GIBS, Worldview, and FIRMS are provided “as is” and users bear all responsibility and liability for their use of data, and for any loss of business or profits, or for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of any use of, or inability to use, the data, even if NASA or ESDIS were previously advised of the possibility of such damages, or for any other claim by you or any other person. ESDIS makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, including implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability, or with respect to the accuracy of or the absence or the presence or defects or errors in data, databases of other information. The designations employed in the data do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of ESDIS concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. For more information please contact Earthdata Support.

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