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Continued support for obs4MIPs datasets depends on demonstrating impact to the modeling and model analysis community. Here, we provide guidance and recommendations on how to "acknolwedge" datasets and/or the overall obs4MIPs activity in the Acknowledgements section of a publication as well as how to cite/reference datasets or the overall obs4MIPs activity in the body of the publication.
Acknowledgements Section of a Publication
We request that you include the following acknowledgement in any publication that results from your use of datasets obtained via obs4MIPs:
Acknowledging One or More obs4MIPs Datasets
The <name of dataset>[a] dataset used in this work was obtained from the obs4MIPs[x] project hosted on the Earth System Grid Federation[y].
Several datasets[a,b,…] used in this work were obtained from the obs4MIPs[x] project hosted on the Earth System Grid Federation[y].
With the following references or footnotes:
Additionally, each dataset provider may have included requested acknowledgement language in the accompanying technical note. Each specific acknowledgement should also be included as well.
Acknowledging the Overall obs4MIPs Activity
Please use the following language as guidance. "...like to acknowledge the obs4MIPs activity, a project initiated by the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), with governance provided by the World Climate Research Program's (WCRP) Data Advisory Council (WDAC)".
Ferraro, R., D. Waliser, P. Gleckler, K. Taylor, and V. Eyring, 2015: Evolving Obs4MIPs to Support Phase 6 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6). Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 96:8 ES131-ES133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00216.1