movement of tectonic plates

On the distribution of tangential mass forces in the Earth's lithosphere

The study aims to determine and interpret the distribution of the global tangential mass force (TMF) vector field by azimuthal orientation and intensity. Using cluster and correlation analysis, we compared the direction of the TMF vector field with the direction of movement of permanent GNSS stations and the direction of movement of the GSRM model continental velocities from the Global Strain Rate Map Project. Methodology. The author continues their study of additional planetary stresses in the lithosphere caused by distributed mass forces.