Volcanic Data

From: xfactor
Sent: Montag, 12. Juli 2010 00:20
Subject: [Bulk] Volcanos???

Hi Erich

I just wanted to tell you that the Volcanos are not loading on the site.

If you are aware of this Great if not hope that you are still abell to put that data on the site.

Thanks for all that you do.


it appears that the credentials of the contributor of my volcanic data were questioned and his website has stopped working: http://www.intlvrc.org.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010
A cautionary tale of scientific credentials
Over the weekend, the Arizona Republic ran a story questioning the scientific credentials of Robert "R.B." Trombley, who runs the International Volcano Research Centre from Apache Junction, near Phoenix. Reporter Lindsey Collom notes that Mr. Trombley was quoted as a volcano expert by CNN and the Wall Street Journal regarding the recent ash cloud from Icleand, but then goes on to say,
Pay a visit to Trombley's research center, however, and the story of Arizona's volcano expert turns into a cautionary tale about how the media's push for instant news coverage can sometimes lead to experts with questionable credentials.
The International Volcano Research Centre is located in Trombley's home, a pink trailer in Apache Junction.
Today, the Phoenix New Times took a swipe at the Republic for a laudatory article they ran on February 6, 2006, entitled, "Volcanologist in AJ is an Eruption Pro," questioning whether the Republic themselves did not do the same kind of credential check they criticize CNN and WSJ for not doing.
One item in the Republic's weekend story caught my attention. ASU geology professor Jonathan Fink, who runs the Volcano Listserv, is reported as having told his 2,000 subscribers last year, "To our knowledge, Dr. Trombley does not have training as a volcanologist, read the rest at:

I am now getting my data from the Smithsonian Institution.

Regards, E. Habich

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