SPARTAN Data Citation Policy
This information is designed to help you appropriately credit the use of SPARTAN data in your publications. SPARTAN is a grass-roots network run by individual scientists who share their measurements as a public good.Thank you for making the effort to credit developers through co-authorship or citation. The success of SPARTAN depends on your generosity.
Each site has Principal Investigator(s) (PI) who is responsible for instrument operation. PI contact information can be found on data charts and in downloaded data files for each SPARTAN site.We encourage you to contact the site PI when data are used.
Data from all sites are analyzed at Dalhousie University for mass and composition.We also encourage you to contact Graydon Snider (Graydon.Snider [at] dal.ca), Crystal Weagle (Crystal.Weagle [at] dal.ca), and Randall Martin (Randall.Martin [at] dal.ca) when SPARTAN data are used.
We recommend the following citations for use of SPARTAN data:SPARTAN: a global network to evaluate and enhance satellite-based estimates of ground-level particulate matter for global health applications Snider, G., Weagle, C. L., Martin, R. V., van Donkelaar, A., Conrad, K., Cunningham, D., Gordon, C., Zwicker, M., Akoshile, C., Artaxo, P.,Anh, N. X., Brook, J., Dong, J., Garland, R. M., Greenwald, R., Griffith, D., He, K., Holben, B. N., Kahn, R., Koren, I., Lagrosas, N.,Lestari, P., Ma, Z., Vanderlei Martins, J., Quel, E. J., Rudich, Y., Salam, A., Tripathi, S. N., Yu, C., Zhang, Q., Zhang, Y., Brauer, M.,Cohen, A., Gibson, M. D., and Liu, Y.: Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 505-521, 2015 , doi:10.5194/amt-8-505-2015 [Full Text (PDF)].
Variation in Global Chemical Composition of PM2.5: Emerging Results from SPARTAN Snider, G., Weagle, C. L., Murdymootoo, K. K., Ring, A., Ritchie, Y., Walsh, A., Akoshile, C., Anh, N. X., Brook, J., Qonitan, F. D., Dong, J., Griffith, D., He, K., Holben, B. N., Kahn, R., Lagrosas, N., Lestari, P., Ma, Z., Misra, A., Quel, E. J., Salam, A., Schichtel, B., Segev, L., Tripathi, S. N., Wang, C., Yu, C., Zhang, Q., Zhang, Y., Brauer, M., Cohen, A., Gibson, M. D., Liu, Y., Martins, J. V., Rudich, Y., and Martin, R. V.: Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16, 9629-9653, 2016 doi:10.5194/acp-16-9629-2016, .[Full Text (PDF)]
Publishing data from a few sites:
Please consider authorship for the site PI(s) and the following acknowledgement.
We thank the SPARTAN project for its effort in establishing and maintaining (site name(s)) sites.The SPARTAN network was initiated with funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Please send a copy of the paper to Graydon Snider (Graydon.Snider [at] dal.ca), Crystal Weagle (Crystal.Weagle [at] dal.ca), and Randall Martin (Randall.Martin [at] dal.ca) for a quick review prior to submission. Upon final publication, please send a copy of the paper to Paul Bissonnette (Paul.Bissonnette [at] dal.ca) and Crystal Weagle (Crystal.Weagle [at] dal.ca) for posting on the SPARTAN website.
Publishing data from many sites:
If SPARTAN data are the main component of the paper than we encourage offering co-authorship to the following PIs: Graydon Snider, Crystal L. Weagle, Paul Bissonnette, Yinon Rudich, Mark D. Gibson, Michael Brauer, Randall V. Martin. Otherwise, if SPARTAN data are a minor component of the paper, then a citation and general acknowledgement can be sufficient:
We thank the SPARTAN project for establishing and maintaining the (#) SPARTAN sites used in this investigation. The SPARTAN network was initiated with funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.