Welcome to Carbon Mapper’s website. These terms and conditions of use (these “Terms”) outline the rules and regulations for the use of our website (the “Site” or “our Site”) located at https://carbonmapper.org/. Please read these Terms carefully before using the Site.
These Terms constitute a legal agreement between you and us. BY ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE AND EXIT IMMEDIATELY. We reserve the right to modify or amend these Terms from time to time without notice to you. If you continue to use our site after we post changes to these Terms, it will mean that you accept those modified or amended Terms.
Data Use Policy & License
Carbon Mapper maintains the Site for your information and education. Except as otherwise noted, all content on the Site, including but not limited to data, analytics, artwork, photographs, graphics, icons, audio clips, video clips, text and trademarks (collectively, “Content”), are the sole property of Carbon Mapper, its licensors, vendors, agents and/or its Content providers. Any unauthorized use of the Content may be a violation of applicable intellectual property laws and regulations, including without limitation applicable copyright and trademark laws and regulations.
All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Carbon Mapper (including, but not limited to, the Carbon Mapper name, logo, the Site name, the Site design, and all other names of Carbon Mapper’s programs referenced on the Site) (collectively, the “Marks”) are registered or common law trademarks of Carbon Mapper. In no event may the Marks be reproduced separately from the textual content associated with them on the Site. You shall not use the Carbon Mapper name or any language, pictures or symbols which could, in Carbon Mapper’s judgment, imply Carbon Mapper’s endorsement, including without limitation in any (i) written or oral advertising or presentation, or (ii) brochure, newsletter, book, or other written material of whatever nature, without our prior written consent.
Carbon Mapper data is provided for non-commercial purposes subject to the Modified Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International Public License (“CC License”). All third-party use of the data is subject to the CC license at all times.
Data License Exceptions
- Raw radiance products generated by NASA’s AVIRIS-NG platform are available for download separately via https://avirisng.jpl.nasa.gov/dataportal/
- Datasets based on airborne methane surveys collected between 2016 and August 31, 2021 are available for download through the following Digital Object Identifier links:
- California 2016-2017 plume imagery (GeoTIFFs): https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1727
- California 2016-2017 plume list (CSV), source list (CSV): https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1720-3(Go to Supplementary Information)
- Permian Basin 2019 plume imagery (GeoTIFFs): https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5610307
- Permian Basin 2019 plume list (XLSX), source list (XLSX): https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.1c00173(Go to Supporting Information)
- All airborne plume imagery (California, Permian, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Utah) July 2020-August 2021 (GeoTIFFs) and plume emissions lists (XLS): https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5606120
If you are under 18 years of age, you may use the Site only if you have legal parental or guardian consent to accept these Terms and are fully able to abide by them. Carbon Mapper does not knowingly collect information from persons under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to the Site.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
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