FOTW April 8, 2017
Hey folks, since it is conference weekend, there won’t be a recording, but there are some things developing that are worth taking time to go through.
First, if you haven’t read the new papers, you can find part 1 here, and part 2 here. These are the papers that would have gone into the new edition of NCGT, but which would then be paywalled due to the new commercial policies of NCGT. From now on, I’ll just be publishing directly to you. If you have questions about the papers, please post them below (but please make sure you are clear about which part of the paper you are discussing so we can respond appropriately.
Next, would you believe the USGS fired the next shot to break the silence of this quasi-truce? Technically, the fired it before the battle between Love and I ever began (see first link here) but it just landed on March 29th, 2017 with the help of a Freedom of Information Act Request. Dr. Michael Blanpied (USGS) had interacted with this past summer, and reached out to us earlier in March about QuakeWatch.net. He presented himself as unfamiliar with us and encouraged me to publish the papers you can read above… but he is much more than he seems.
Post comments and questions about the Blanpied interactions below as well. Enjoy the reading, and please let me know about any editorial mistakes 🙂 you are the new peer reviewers.