Stress regimes in the lithosphere

T. Engelder

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After introducing the various stress regimes in the lithosphere, the book shows how their extent in the upper crust is demarcated by direct measurements of four types: hydraulic fracture, borehole-logging, strain-relaxation, and rigid-inclusion measurements. The relationship between lithospheric stress and the properties of rocks is then presented in terms of micro-crack related phenomena and residual stress. Lithospheric stress is also inferred from the analsyis of earthquakes. Finally, lithospheric stress is placed in the context of large-scale stress fields and plate tectonics. -Publisher

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStress regimes in the lithosphere
PublisherPrinceton University Press
ISBN (Print)0691085552
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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