ABSTRACTWith over 10,900 maximum horizontal stress measurements having been compiled and made available through the World Stress Map (7) project, the availability and ease of manipulating these data now make it possible to explore global scale correlation of stress. This paper describes a methodology for investigating this data set and suggests possible mechanisms that could lead to the observed patterns. This methodology is still immature, and falls prey to data clustering artifacts, principally, and as yet un-thought of other issues that the author would greatly appreciate being made aware of. All realizations of the data to be described herein are best viewed and evaluated electronically, and can be found at the below referenced web site.
Do the test. Make the measurement. Then decide what it means over beers and on napkins with like-minded friends.