Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Solid Earth, 12, 1777–1799, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1777-2021
Solid Earth, 12, 1777–1799, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1777-2021

Research article 11 Aug 2021

Research article | 11 Aug 2021

3D crustal stress state of Germany according to a data-calibrated geomechanical model

Steffen Ahlers et al.

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AR by Steffen Ahlers on behalf of the Authors (11 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Jun 2021) by Patrice Rey
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Jun 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (01 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (01 Jul 2021) by Patrice Rey
AR by Steffen Ahlers on behalf of the Authors (02 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Jul 2021) by Patrice Rey
ED: Publish as is (07 Jul 2021) by Susanne Buiter(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
Knowledge about the stress state in the upper crust is of great importance for many economic and scientific questions. However, our knowledge in Germany is limited since available datasets only provide pointwise, incomplete and heterogeneous information. We present the first 3D geomechanical model that provides a continuous description of the contemporary crustal stress state for Germany. The model is calibrated by the orientation of the maximum horizontal stress and stress magnitudes.