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The World Stress Map based on the database release 2008

Cite as:

Heidbach, Oliver; Tingay, Mark; Barth, Andreas; Reinecker, John; Kurfess, Daniel; Mueller, Birgit (2009): The World Stress Map based on the database release 2008. Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ. https://doi.org/10.1594/GFZ.WSM.Map2009

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I   N       R   E   V   I   E   W : Heidbach, Oliver; Tingay, Mark; Barth, Andreas; Reinecker, John; Kurfess, Daniel; Mueller, Birgit (2009): The World Stress Map based on the database release 2008. Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ. https://doi.org/10.1594/GFZ.WSM.Map2009

There is a new version of this dataset:

  • https://dx.doi.org/10.5880/WSM.2016.002
  • Abstract

    The World Stress Map (WSM) is the global repository for contemporary tectonic stress data from the Earth's crust. Its uniformity and quality is guaranteed through quality ranking of the data according to international standards and a standardized regime assignment. The WSM merges data which otherwise would be fragmented in separate, often inaccessible archives. It provides the long-term preservation of tectonic stress data from physical loss of data carriers or organizational problems of data storage.

    Authors

    • Heidbach, Oliver;GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
    • Tingay, Mark;Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    • Barth, Andreas;Geophysical Institute, KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
    • Reinecker, John;Geo.T Engineering, Karlsruhe, Germany
    • Kurfess, Daniel;Dassault Systemes Deutschland GmbH, Berlin, Germany
    • Mueller, Birgit;KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

    Contact

    • Heidbach, Oliver (senior scientist) ; GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany;

    Keywords

    World Stress Map, tectonics, geophysics, crustal stress, in situ stress, tectonic stress, crustal stress pattern

    GCMD Science Keywords

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    License: CC BY 4.0