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World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC)

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WMO-GAW Statement on the "Use of Data"

The data contained within the WOUDC Data Archive are free and unrestricted. Please see the WMO International exchange of data and products for more information.

For Scientific purposes, access to these data is unlimited and provided without charge. By their use you accept that an offer of co-authorship will be made through personal contact with the data providers or owners whenever substantial use is made of their data. In all cases, an acknowledgement must be made to the data providers or owners and to the data centre when these data are used within a publication.

WOUDC Citation Standard

Citing Metadata

When publishing Metadata (examples include lists or maps) extracted from the WOUDC, use the following citation:
  Environment Canada, Toronto (n.d.). World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC). Retrieved March 4, 2015, from http://www.woudc.org.

Citing Archive Data

When publishing data from files retreived from the WOUDC Archive, acknowledge the individual agencies that author these data in the citation.
For example, for data originating from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and NASA (NASA-WFF), use the following citation:
  JMA, & NASA-WFF. World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC) [Data]. Retrieved March 4, 2015, from http://www.woudc.org.
Agency acronyms can be found in the DATA_GENERATION section of each data file. For a listing of Agencies, click here.

Interested data clients are reminded that the data within the archive must be considered preliminary. While the WOUDC examines data sets for format and ranges of values, the originators of these data are ultimately responsible for data quality, and should always be consulted if there are questions.

The WOUDC reserves the right to limit access to the Data Archive and to alter or change the layout and content of both this web site and ftp site without notice.

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