Thanks to the efforts of the international community of researchers the WSM database release 2016 contains 42,870 data records providing more than 22,000 new data records from individual researchers, publications or catalogues. Furthermore, we revised numerous data records and fully integrated the national stress databases from China, Australia, Germany and Italy into the new WSM database release 2016.
Besides the WSM newsletter that is send a couple of time per year as a pdf to the project subscribers we also distribute information via a WSM twitter. If you subscribe there you will receive also short news e.g. on interesting sessions at conferences and workshops or new, stress-related publications.
With Google Earth we also use a modern platform to provide a fast and detailed view on the WSM database release 2016. Besides the SHmax orientation and the color coded tectonic regime the Google Earth visualization contains the plate boundaries from Bird (2003). Furthermore, with a mouse click you will get detailed technical information for the data record of interest. Provided you have installed Google Earth, download the WSM database in Google Earth format and simply drag and drop the file into an open Google Earth window.
For the 30th anniversary of the WSM project we compiled the new WSM database release 2016. It is a major step forward providing almost the twice the number of data records compared to the WSM 2008 database release.
The WSM 2016 has 42,870 data records and provides in a number of regions such as Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Iceland, Texas, Oklahoma, Switzerland, China, Italy, and New Zealand a significant increase of data.