Data Citation

TERN AusCover data products are licensed under the TERN data licensing policy (http://www.tern.org.au/datalicence). Many of the AusCover data products use a Creative Commons licence (http://creativecommons.org.au), which is compatible with the TERN data licensing policy.

If you use TERN AusCover data, please attribute your source in any resulting works. Such attribution is usually required by the licence. We suggest that you include the formal acknowledgement and citation as described below. If possible, please also email or send us reprints/citations of papers or oral presentations based on data obtained from AusCover (see Contact for mailing and e-mail addresses). This will help us to stay informed of how the data are being used.

Example acknowledgment:
The [Data product title] data were obtained through TERN AusCover (http://www.auscover.org.au). TERN is Australia’s land-based ecosystem observatory delivering data streams to enable environmental research and management (TERN, http://www.tern.org.au). TERN is a part of Australia’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS, https://www.education.gov.au/national-collaborative-research-infrastructure-strategy-ncris).

Citations

Each AusCover data product has a metadata record. The metadata record should be sought and read from one of the following locations:

If you cannot find the metadata record in any of these locations then please contact us at . Its possible that the metadata record is still in development.

The metadata record contains the data product title and the author’s name and host institution details. A digital object identifier (DOI) may also be listed in the metadata record. DOIs are progressively being added to AusCover data products. If available a DOI is the definitive way to reference a data product.

Example citation (DOI available):
[Authors]. [Year and version number of data product]. [Data product title]. [DOI]. Obtained from [server URL], made available by the AusCover facility (http://www.auscover.org.au) of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN, http://www.tern.org.au). Accessed [Date accessed].

Example citation (Author and Institution available):
[Authors]. [Year and version number of data product]. [Data product title]. [Primary author’s institution]. Obtained from [server URL], made available by the AusCover facility (http://www.auscover.org.au) of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN, http://www.tern.org.au). Accessed [Date accessed].

Example citation (generic AusCover citation):
TERN AusCover. [Year and version number of data product]. [Data product title]. Obtained from [server URL], made available by the AusCover facility (http://www.auscover.org.au) of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN, http://www.tern.org.au). Accessed [Date accessed].

Land Cover Dynamics & Phenology
Field Survey Datasets
Vegetation Composition & Diversity
Fire Dynamics & Impacts
Other Environmental Data
Corrected Surface Reflectance Products
Airborne Datasets
Vegetation Structural Properties & Biomass

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