An analytical solution for the elastic response to surface loads imposed on a layered, transversely isotropic and self-gravitating Earth

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Pan, E. ; Chen, J.Y. ; Bevis, M. ; Bordoni, Andrea ; Barletta, Valentina Roberta ; Tabrizi, A. Molavi (2015)
  • Journal: 2,150-2,181 (issn: 0956-540X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv432
  • Subject: Composition of the planets | Dynamics | Gravity and tectonics | Mechanics, theory and modelling | Elasticity and anelasticity | Planetary interiors
    arxiv: Physics::Geophysics

We present an analytical solution for the elastic deformation of an elastic, transversely isotropic, layered and self-gravitating Earth by surface loads. We first introduce the vector spherical harmonics to express the physical quantities in the layered Earth. This redu... View more
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