Data hosted by the PO.DAAC is openly shared, without restriction, in accordance with NASA's Earth Science program Data and Information Policy.

Bibliographic citations should be included in the References section of publications and other media to acknowledge those who have created the data, services, and tools provided by the PO.DAAC. Proper citations include the authors, title, publisher, and Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and will allow the products to be discovered and re-used by others. The proper citation for each PO.DAAC product is provided on its landing page and user guide.

Example Data Citation

JPL MUR MEaSUREs Project. 2015. GHRSST Level 4 MUR Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (v4.1). Ver. 4.1. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at

JPL. 2020. JPL SMAP Level 3 CAP Sea Surface Salinity Standard Mapped Image Monthly V4.3 Validated Dataset. Ver. 4.3. PO.DAAC, CA, USA. Dataset accessed [YYYY-MM-DD] at