Data policy acknowledgment examples

The Acknowledgment examples below satisfy AGU’s Data Policy. While there may be variations of these examples that will satisfy the data policy, we encourage authors to adopt the example structure that most closely resembles their situation. Examples listed here are not inclusive to all data scenarios.

If data are available or no new data were used:

Data available for purchase:

We thank Fugro for permission to display seismic reflection profile 642. We are grateful to the captain, crew, and scientific party of the R/V Iron Cat GUMBO cruise for their assistance with data acquisition. We benefitted from insightful comments of William Johnson, Derick Cruz, and Frank Rowan regarding the Gulf of Mexico tectonic history. We thank ExxonMobil for data acquisition funding under Agreement LP-2002-USOffshore-063. OBS data are available for academic purposes through the Academic Seismic Portal ( Seismic reflection profile 927 is available for purchase from Fugro. Well log data for FM-272#3 are available through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. This is UTIG contribution #46475487593.

URL for data:

This work was jointly funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grants 41016302, 41012007 and U2505795), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2027001036), President Research Award (2013251047), XDA18820304 from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the State Scholarship Fund of China (201206674416). The SLA data were generated by DUACS and distributed by AVISO ( The Argo data were obtained freely from the Coriolis Argo Global Data Assembly Centre ( Thanks to the two reviewers for their constructive comments and helpful suggestions on an earlier version of the manuscript.

Data is in supporting information:

Supporting data are included as two tables in an SI file; any additional data may be obtained from DVK (email:

Attribution of many data sources:

The fieldwork data in this study has been acquired in collaboration with S. Bowman, A. Holbrook, and S. Anderson (ENIS Sfax), R. Vance (VU University) and T. Thorngill (TU Delft). Data has been digitized and processed using DigiFract (N. Hardebol, TU Delft) and GOCAD (Paradigm), supported with Gocad research plugins (Gocad Research Group).The fracture dataset for this paper is available in CAD format through Petrophysical analysis of rock samples has been done by S. Frazier (VU University). Geomechanical and permeability models have been generated using ABAQUS (Dassault systems) and CSMP++ (ETH Zürich) respectively.

The source code for the model used in this study, the UCLA-LES, is freely available at The input files necessary to reproduce the experiments are available in the supplement. The data are archived at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ).

Data is in figures:

Z.T. thanks NASA for a graduate fellowship and A.S.M. thanks the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Swedish Research Council, and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for support. The authors thank Liam Eisenburg and Bill McCoy for a series of educational exchanges during the evolution of this project. We note that there are no data sharing issues since all of the numerical information is provided in the figures produced by solving the equations in the paper.

No data (e.g., theoretical paper or a commentary paper):

The author would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments and suggestions that have contributed to improve this paper. No data was used in producing this manuscript.

No new data (i.e., data cited in references):

All data for this paper is properly cited and referred to in the reference list.

Prerequisite to access data:

Data are available from the European Space Agency following registration.

If data are not being made available:

In general, unavailability of the primary data supporting the conclusions at the time of publication will preclude publication in an AGU journal.  Exceptions may be made by the editors for data that are proprietary or restricted in rare cases, usually when established processes are in place to allow other researchers to examine, reuse or obtain the data appropriately.  If this is the case, please also describe these processes (an example might be a fee and standard usage agreement for data from a third party, or where the raw confidential data have been anonymized).