World Stress Map Project
http://www.world-stress-map.org/

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The World Stress Map (WSM) is one of the fundamental geo-databases. It is maintained and extended at the Geophysical Institute of Karlsruhe University as the research project "Weltkarte der tektonischen Spannungen" of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The WSM database contains information on the contemporary tectonic stress state (e.g. orientation and magnitude) in the Earth's crust. The WSM was originally compiled by a group headed by Mary Lou Zoback as part of the International Lithosphere Program (ILP). Stress data can be downloaded, viewed using WSM maps, or used to generate custom maps with the WSM CASMO map-making software.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Tectonophysics, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data, Synthetic/Model Data
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Solid Earth, :Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Stress/Strain/Strain Analysis