CC-BY-4.0 data are available following the guidelines of the CC-BY-4.0 data usage license (Creative Commons by Attribution 4.0 International). The CC-BY-4.0 license specifies that the data user is free to Share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and/or Adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose.
AmeriFlux CC-BY-4.0 data follow these attribution guidelines:
- For each AmeriFlux site used: Provide a citation to the site’s dataset. The citation should include the dataset DOI.
Collaboration with data providers (AmeriFlux PIs) is not required under CC-BY-4.0, but it can help avoid misinterpretation or other data issues and is appreciated by data providers.
Regardless, it is recommended that data users inform data providers of forthcoming publications using a site’s data. An email list of AmeriFlux PIs for the downloaded sites is provided to the data user with data download.