Monthly Archives: December 2016

Taking a break

The SpringerOpen blog will be taking a short holiday break. We’ll be back posting in early January 2017.

Toward the effective geodetic observation network


(Guest post by Toshimichi Otsubo) Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR; Photograph) is a precise technique to measure the distance between a ground station and an artificial satellite. It is being used for a wide range of geodetic purposes. About 40 stations all over the world are currently operational and the majority of them has now attained sub-centimeter… Read more »

Making research more accessible with Figshare

(Post by Iain Hrynaszkiewicz) We want to enable all of our authors and editors to publish the best research and promote wider access to research data, and other materials that support publications. To help achieve this we have introduced enhanced display and discovery of supplementary materials (additional files) in BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals, in… Read more »

The Earth, Planets and Space special issue: “Swarm science results after two years in space”

(Guest post by Hirokuni Oda) “Swarm science results after 2 years in space” was organized as one of the special issues of SpringerOpen journal “Earth, Planets and Space” (EPS). Swarm is a three-satellite constellation mission launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) on 22 November 2013. It consists of three identical spacecraft, two of which…

Source rupture processes of the foreshock and mainshock in the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake sequence estimated from the kinematic waveform inversion of strong motion data

(Guest post by Kimiyuki Asano) The 2016 Kumamoto earthquake sequence started on April 14, 2016, with an MW 6.1 foreshock occurring along the northern part of the Hinagu fault central Kyushu, Japan, and the MW 7.0 mainshock occurred just 28 h after the foreshock. A seismic intensity observation station at Mashiki town hall (93051) recorded… Read more »