3.A. Citation of GLOBE
The GLOBE data base should be cited as follows:
GLOBE Task Team and others (Hastings, David A., Paula K. Dunbar, Gerald M. Elphingstone, Mark Bootz, Hiroshi Murakami, Hiroshi Maruyama, Hiroshi Masaharu, Peter Holland, John Payne, Nevin A. Bryant, Thomas L. Logan, J.-P. Muller, Gunter Schreier, and John S. MacDonald), eds., 1999. The Global Land One-kilometer Base Elevation (GLOBE) Digital Elevation Model, Version 1.0. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80303, U.S.A. Digital data base on the World Wide Web (URL: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/topo/globe.html) and CD-ROMs.
This documentation manual should be cited as follows:
Hastings, David A., and Paula K. Dunbar, 1999. Global Land One-kilometer Base Elevation (GLOBE) Digital Elevation Model, Documentation, Volume 1.0. Key to Geophysical Records Documentation (KGRD) 34. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80303, U.S.A.
Some other editorial efforts of the National Geophysical Data Center, such as the Global Ecosystems Database (NOAA and EPA, 1992) and TerrainBase (Row and Hastings, 1994), are edited as symposium volumes. In those efforts, individual constituents are treated as chapters in the symposium volumes, and are separately citable.
GLOBE is somewhat different. GLOBE contains a combination of data sets, derived from a different combination of sources, and reprocessed through a still different combination of lineages. Some sources are not fully cited. In addition, several processing methods are not fully cited. For example, Digital Terrain Elevation Data come from “best available sources,” which are not cited, and are derived by methods which are also not cited. Thus, full citability of GLOBE components is not currently possible, and will not be possible until some sources of data for GLOBE are better documented. Our alternative for GLOBE is to cite the entire data set as above, and to cite individual parts of GLOBE by source and lineage, as described in Sections 5 and 11.E.
Each individual data set used in GLOBE may be cited separately, using the asterisked (*) citation for that data set (Sections 5.A.i through 5.A xi).
If you're planning to use GLOBE for research or development issues, please cite GLOBE in your bibliography as noted above. GLOBE is a peer-reviewed formal scientific publication.