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LANCE Citation, Acknowledgements 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 below and replicate or provide a link to the disclaimer.

Acknowledgements

We request that 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.

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

FIRMS distributes near real-time fire products from: MODIS and VIIRS (375m).

Please note there are two Collections of MODIS data currently available. When citing use of MODIS Active fire data, please state which collection you are using (Collection 5 or Collection 6) and whether the data are near real-time (MCD14DL) or standard products (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 Guides to ensure you are using the most appropriate source of MODIS active fire data for your application.

For general acknowledgement of FIRMS data and imagery:

We acknowledge the use of data and imagery from LANCE FIRMS operated by the NASA/GSFC/Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) with funding provided by NASA/HQ.

For Active Fire Data distributed via FIRMS:

VIIRS 375m NRT NRT VIIRS 375 m Active Fire product VNP14IMGT. Available on-line [https://earthdata.nasa.gov/firms]. DOI:10.5067/FIRMS/VIIRS/VNP14IMGT.NRT.001.
MODIS Collection 6 NRT MODIS Collection 6 NRT Hotspot / Active Fire Detections MCD14DL. Available on-line [https://earthdata.nasa.gov/firms].DOI: 10.5067/FIRMS/MODIS/MCD14DL.NRT.006
MODIS Collection 5 NRT MODIS Collection 5 NRT Hotspot / Active Fire Detections MCD14DL. Available on-line [https://earthdata.nasa.gov/firms]. DOI: 10.5067/FIRMS/MODIS/MCD14DL.NRT.005
MODIS Collection 5 Standard Quality 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].

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

For more specific data citations / acknowledgements:

AIRS and MLS - GES DISC DAAC Data Use Acknowledgement

AMSR2 Data citations by product

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.

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2016 at 9:28 AM EDT

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