World Stress Map
Entry ID: GEO_CORNELL_WORLD_STRESS

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Summary
Abstract: The coverage contains information on contemporary tectonic stress in the crust.
To determine the tectonic stress orientation, different types of stress
indicators are used in the World Stress Map. They are grouped into four
categories:

-earthquake focal mechanisms (58%)
-well bore breakouts (27%)
-in-situ stress measurements (overcoring and hydraulic fracturing,11%)
-young geologic data (from fault slip analysis and volcanic vent alignments,
4%)
Related URL
Description: Access the world stress data.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 85.71   S: -69.39   E: 180.0   W: -179.99

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Fuchs, K.
Dataset Title: World Stress Map
Dataset Release Place: Karlsruhe, Germanu
Dataset Publisher: Geophys. Inst. Karlsruhe Univ.
Other Citation Details: map orig. Zoback & Zoback,1980
Online Resource: http://www-gpi.physik.uni-karlsruhe.de/pub/wsm/index.html
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Institute for the Study of the Continents, Cornell University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE CONTINENTS (INSTOC)
Phone: (607) 255-6411
Fax: (607) 254-4780
Email: mb44 at cornell.edu
Contact Address:
Cornell University, Snee Hall
City: Ithaca
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853-1504
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (607)255-6411
Fax: (607)254-4780
Email: barazangi at geology.cornell.edu
Contact Address:
Cornell University Snee Hall Department of Geological Sciences
City: Ithaca
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853
Country: USA
Publications/References
Cornell University GIS group, 1998, World Stress Map (= this ArcInfo coverage),
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University GIS group. http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu

Fuchs, K. (head of research project), World Stress Map, Karlsruhe, Germany:
Geophysical Institute Karlsruhe Univ. Map was initially Zoback and Zoback
1980, now continually updated.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-26
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