Usage policy


When data of the GEWEX Cloud Assessment Database are used in any publication, we request to reference the following article:

Stubenrauch, C. J., W. B. Rossow, S. Kinne, S. Ackerman, G. Cesana, H. Chepfer, L. Di Girolamo, B. Getzewich, A. Guignard, A. Heidinger, B. C. Maddux, W. P. Menzel, P. Minnis, C. Pearl, S. Platnick, C. Poulsen, J. Riedi, S. Sun-Mack, A. Walther, D. Winker, S. Zeng, G. Zhao, 2012: ASSESSMENT OF GLOBAL CLOUD DATASETS FROM SATELLITES: Project and Database initiated by the GEWEX Radiation Panel, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00117.

and to include the following acknowledgment:

The GEWEX Cloud Assessment data were obtained from the ClimServ Data Center of IPSL/CNRS.

In addition, each dataset used should be specifically referenced (Table 1 of article or see dataset descriptions for details).

The user is also advised to check the "known and fixed problems" document. Thank you.