By Prof. Nils Hast (auth.), Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr. phil. Adrian E. Scheidegger (eds.)
The inspiration of the current symposium was once conceived many years in the past through the operating workforce three (WG3) of the Interunion fee of Geodynamics (ICG). Now that its application has been accomplished, it used to be determined to give the result of that a part of the actions of the WG3 indicated within the symposium identify. the author used to be requested by means of the WG3 to coordinate the contributions. the ecu Geophysical Society (EGS) kindly provided to host the symposium in the course of its assembly in Vienna in September, 1979, and Springer-Verlag in Vienna agreed to submit a "Proceedings" quantity of the Symposium. those efforts are gratefully stated. the total subject material of the symposium used to be divided into 6 "themes". the 1st matters in situ rigidity determinations, the second one bargains with stresses as inferred from fault-plane strategies of earthquakes, the 3rd geomorphic and geological results of stresses, the fourth petrofabrics and stresses, the 5th contemporary displacements and the 6th geomechanical versions. Upon the advice of the WG3, members have been invited to give papers falling lower than the topics pointed out. The symposium, how ever, was once additionally open to unsolicited members within the normal demand papers for the EGS-meeting. it really is was hoping that the papers will current a reasonably whole photograph of the implications bought within the examine of tectonic stresses within the Alpine-Mediterranean sector throughout the ten years of the length of the foreign Geodynamics Program.