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Editorial: Forecasters get it right

John Kerr posted in on August 17th, 2011.

The editorial in today’s Press pays homage to the scientists who battle with risks and probabilities to provide accurate information about what lies ahead. Excerpts (read in full here): Forecasters get it right When Cantabrians awoke on Monday to a thick blanket of snow outside there might still have been for some, even after the […]

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Japan’s seismology approach flawed

John Kerr posted in on April 21st, 2011.

Japan’s approach to earthquake analysis and prediction is flawed and outdated, according to an expert commentary published in the journal Nature. An Japan-based American Seismologist, Robert J. Geller, has written a commentary article in Nature which makes a scathing attack on the earthquake prediction methodologies used by Japanese experts in the years preceding the devastating […]

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