posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 03:38 PM
From inside sources- chances are the "seismologist called to YS" story is a bunch of BS. That is said with a "high degree of confidence." Another
option was offered, and it basically amounts to what I already suggested- that a tech may have been sent to service a station. Problem is, there is
coordination when these things happen. And second problem is, that person would have come out of Utah, not Florida. And, let's just say there has
been no coordination. As I said- "high degree of confidence that story is BS."
I have also been informed in no uncertain terms that YS is suffering to a degree from lack of funding. Their networks rarely, if ever, operate at 100%
functionality. But monitoring strategy is in effect "over engineered" to provide enough coverage when many stations are down.
I have also been informed that the best option is literally to "write our Congressman" if we would like to see a better state of monitoring for YS.
And this should be written in such a way to specify the Yellowstone Seismic Network, which is the program run by the University of Utah, and under
contract from the USGS to monitor the park.
Yeah, so here is my letter, and forget Congress.
"Dear Mr. Obama:
Stop spending our money on golf courses, and get the UoU some money to maintain their failing networks. Or you are going to be playing golf on a lava
Thank You Sir."