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Comment by R.M.W. Musson on 'Comparison between probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and flood frequency analysis'

Musson, R.M.W.. 2005 Comment by R.M.W. Musson on 'Comparison between probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and flood frequency analysis'. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 86 (39). 354. 10.1029/2005EO390004

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It must be a rare occurrence to see, in the same scientific newspaper in the space of a little over a year, the same errors repeated by the same authors in two different articles, despite the fact that those errors had been refuted in that newspaper in the interim. I pointed out [Musson, 2004] the fallacies in a paper by Wang et al. [2003]. These errors are now repeated by Wang and Ormsbee [2005], who refer back to Wang et al. [2003] but not to Musson [2004]. This raises questions about scientific method: We expect that science proceeds in some sort of forward direction and that errors are not repeated when identified. To see such a repetition as this raises at least the question of how Wang and Ormsbee [2005] were reviewed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1029/2005EO390004
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Seismology and Geomagnetism
ISSN: 0096-3941
Date made live: 16 Nov 2011 12:05
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/15921

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