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How to cite our data

Please cite 1969-2015 water quality data in publications as:

Schraga, T.S. & Cloern, J.E. Water Quality Measurements in San Francisco Bay by the U.S.Geological Survey, 1969-2015. Scientific Data 4:170098 doi:10.1038/sdata.2017.98 (2017).

The 1969-1998 data were originally documented in USGS Open-File data reports listed here

The citation for data from 2016 and beyond will be available by 10/2017

Check out our 1992-2014 phytoplankton taxonomy data available on the USGS ScienceBase repository.


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