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Information about citing of data used in CLM5


Hi all, I need to cite some of the datasets used in CLM5 for my work. The atmospheric forcings were easy to cite as some of their articles are still available online. I am however not able to provide the citation for soil texture and land use datasets. Information about their licenses will also be appreciated so that users of these datasets in my research circle can be properly guided.

Thanks in anticipation.


Keith Oleson
CSEG and Liaisons
Staff member
If you absolutely need to cite individual surface datasets that are used in CLM, then I recommend looking here for citations:

Otherwise, simply citing the CLM5 overview paper and/or the technical note should be sufficient, e.g.,:

David M. Lawrence, Rosie A. Fisher, Charles D. Koven, Keith W. Oleson, Sean C. Swenson, Gordon Bonan, Nathan Collier, Bardan Ghimire, Leo van Kampenhout, Daniel Kennedy, Erik Kluzek, Peter J. Lawrence, Fang Li, Hongyi Li, Danica Lombardozzi, William J. Riley, William J. Sacks, Mingjie Shi, Mariana Vertenstein, William R. Wieder, Chonggang Xu, Ashehad A. Ali, Andrew M. Badger, Gautam Bisht, Michiel van den Broeke, Michael A. Brunke, Sean P. Burns, Jonathan Buzan, Martyn Clark, Anthony Craig, Kyla Dahlin, Beth Drewniak, Joshua B. Fisher, Mark Flanner, Andrew M. Fox, Pierre Gentine, Forrest Hoffman, Gretchen Keppel-Aleks, Ryan Knox, Sanjiv Kumar, Jan Lenaerts, L. Ruby Leung, William H. Lipscomb, Yaqiong Lu, Ashutosh Pandey, Jon D. Pelletier, Justin Perket, James T. Randerson, Daniel M. Ricciuto, Benjamin M. Sanderson, Andrew Slater, Zachary M. Subin, Jinyun Tang, R. Quinn Thomas, Maria Val Martin, Xubin Zeng, 2019: The Community Land Model version 5: Description of new features, benchmarking, and impact of forcing uncertainty. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11, 4245-4287. https://doi-org.cuucar.idm.oclc.org/10.1029/2018MS001583.