Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Solid Earth, 12, 1287–1307, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1287-2021
Solid Earth, 12, 1287–1307, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1287-2021

Research article 14 Jun 2021

Research article | 14 Jun 2021

Stress rotation – impact and interaction of rock stiffness and faults

Karsten Reiter

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AR by Karsten Reiter on behalf of the Authors (18 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Mar 2021) by David Healy
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Apr 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Apr 2021) by David Healy
AR by Karsten Reiter on behalf of the Authors (29 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Apr 2021) by David Healy
ED: Publish as is (03 May 2021) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
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The influence and interaction of elastic material properties (Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio), density and low-friction faults on the resulting far-field stress pattern in the Earth's crust is tested with generic models. A Young's modulus contrast can lead to a significant stress rotation. Discontinuities with low friction in homogeneous models change the stress pattern only slightly, away from the fault. In addition, active discontinuities are able to compensate stress rotation.