tangential mass forces

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.

Shape of the Earth and geodynamics

Aim. The aim of this work is multifold: to show, at a qualitative and approximately quantitative level, how the process of the evolutionary self-development of the planet is a result of the action of gravitational-rotational and endogenous forces, and to show that mass redistribution leads to the transformation of the figure of the lithosphere from a biaxial ellipsoid to a triaxial and vice versa; to show changes in compression, axial rotation speed, and pole displacement in geological time; and to determine the valid mass forces that cause the dynamics of the stress state