Dr. Petra Maierová

Research interests

  • Numerical modeling using finite element methods
  • Crustal deformation on geologic time scales – collision of continental plates and diapirism
  • Modeling of grain size evolution and grain-size sensitive creep in crustal material
  • Effect of thermodynamic material properties on oceanic subduction
  • Viscoelastic deformation of icy satellites

Dr. Petra Maierová

Research fellow
Numerical modelling and deformation
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Racek, M., Lexa, O., Schulmann, K., Corsini, M., Štípská, P. and Maierová, P. 2017. Re-evaluation of polyphase kinematic and 40Ar/39Ar cooling history of Moldanubian hot nappe at the eastern margin of the Bohemian Massif. International Journal of Earth Sciences. 106, 2, 397–420.
Maierová, P., Lexa, O., Jeřábek, P., Schulmann, K. and Franěk, J. 2017. Computational study of deformation mechanisms and grain size evolution in granulites–Implications for the rheology of the lower crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 466, 91–102.
Maierová, P., Schulmann, K., Lexa, O., Guillot, S., Štípská, P., Janoušek, V. and Čadek, O. 2016. European Variscan orogenic evolution as an analogue of Tibetan-Himalayan orogen: Insights from petrology and numerical modeling. Tectonics. 35, 1760–1780.
Tosi, N., Maierová, P. and Yuen, D. 2015. Influence of variable thermal expansivity and conductivity on deep subduction. Subduction Dynamics: From Mantle Flow to Mega Disasters. . American Geophysical Union. 234 p.
Li, J., Tosi, N., Maierová, P. and Yuen, D. 2015. Evidence from Caustics Waveform Modelling for Long Slab Thickening above the 660-km Discontinuity under Northeast Asia: Dynamical Implications. Subduction Dynamics: From Mantle Flow to Mega Disasters. . American Geophysical Union. 5-18.
Maierová, P., Lexa, O., Schulmann, K. and Štípská, P. 2014. Contrasting tectono-metamorphic evolution of orogenic lower crust in the Bohemian Massif: A numerical model. Gondwana Research. 25, 2, 509-521.
Maierová, P., Čadek, O., Lexa, O. and Schulmann, K. 2012. A numerical model of exhumation of the orogenic lower crust in the Bohemian Massif during the Variscan orogeny. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica. 56, 2, 595 - 619.
Maierová, P., Chust, T., Steinle-Neumann, G., Čadek, O. and Hana, Č. 2012. The effect of variable thermal diffusivity on kinematic models of subduction. Journal of Geophysical Research. 117, B07202.