Marie Běhounková

address: Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Geophysics
V Holešovičkách 2, 180 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic
tel.: (+420) 951 552 543
fax: (+420) 951 552 555

1999 - 2004 Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Prague, Czech Republic - Mgr. (MSc. equivalent)
2004 - 2007 Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Geophysics, Prague, Czech Republic - Ph.D., Global and regional scale modeling of dynamic processes in the Earth's mantle, supervisor Hana Čížková, defended in December 2007
Geophysical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, researcher assistant
2008 - 2009 Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique, Université de Nantes, UMR-CNRS 6112, Nantes, France, postdoctoral fellow.
since 2010 Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Geophysics, Prague, Czech Republic, Research associate.


Participation in projects:

  • GA19-10809S, 2019-2021: Thermomechanical processes in icy moons – insight from numerical modeling (Czech Science Foundation, principal investigator)
  • GA14-04145S, 2014-2016: Internal evolution of close-in terrestrial exoplanets (Czech Science Foundation, principal investigator)
  • GAP210/10/P306, 2010-2013: Contribution of tidal heating to internal geodynamical evolution within planets and satellites (Czech Science Foundation, postdoc project, principal investigator)
  • Czech-French program BARRANDE No. MEB021129, 2011-2012: Internal dynamics of solid planets and moons (Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic, principal investigator).
  • GAUK 133307, 2007-2009: Dynamical processes in the Earth's mantle on both global and regional scale (Grant Agency of Charles University, student project, 2007 principal investigator, 2008-2009 team member).
  • GAUK 376/2004, 2004-2006: Deformation of subducted slabs in the mantle (Grant Agency of Charles University, team member).
  • GAUK 230/2002, 2002-2003: Deformation of subducted lithospheric slabs in models with complex non-linear rheology (Grant Agency of Charles University, team member).

Publications (BibTeX):

  • Čadek, O., Souček, O., Běhounková, M., Choblet, G., Tobie, G. and Hron, J. (2019) Long-term stability of Enceladus’ uneven ice shell , Icarus 319, 476-484, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2018.10.003.
  • Nimmo, F., Barr, A.C., Běhounková, M., McKinnon, W.B. (2018) The thermal and orbital evolution of Enceladus: observational constraints and models in Enceladus and the icy moons of Saturn, Univ. Ariz. Press.
  • Choblet, G., Tobie, G., Sotin, C., Běhounková, M., Čadek, O., Postberg, F. and O. Souček (2017) Powering prolonged hydrothermal activity inside Enceladus , Nature Astronomy, doi:10.1038/s41550-017-0289-8.
  • Běhounková, M., Souček, O., Hron, J., and Čadek, O. (2017) Plume Activity and Tidal Deformation on Enceladus Influenced by Faults and Variable Ice Shell Thickness. Astrobiology 17(9), 941-954.
  • Walterová, M., Běhounková, M. (2017) Tidal effects in differentiated viscoelastic bodies: a numerical approach. Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 129: 235, doi:10.1007/s10569-017-9772-x.
  • Opletal, P., Prokleška, J., Valenta, J., Proschek, P., Tkáč, V., Tarasenko, R., Běhounková, M., Matoušková, Š., Abd-Elmeguid, M.M., Sechovský, V. (2017) Quantum ferromagnet in the proximity of the tricritical point, Quantum Materials 2, article id 29, doi:10.1038/s41535-017-0035-6.
  • Čadek, O., Běhounková, M., Tobie, G., Choblet, G. (2017) Viscoelastic relaxation of Enceladus's ice shell, Icarus 291, pp. 31-35, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2017.03.011.
  • Souček, O., Hron, J., Běhounková, M., Čadek, O. (2016) Effect of the tiger stripes on the deformation of Saturn's moon Enceladus, Geophys. Res. Lett. 43, pp. 7417-7423, doi:10.1002/2016GL069415.
  • Čadek, O., Tobie, G., Van Hoolst, T., Massé, M., Choblet, G., Lefevre, A., Mitri, G., Baland, R.-M., Běhounková, M., Bourgeois, O., Trinh, A. (2016) Enceladus's internal ocean and ice shell constrained from Cassini gravity, shape, and libration data, Geophys. Res. Lett. 43 (11), pp. 5653-5660, doi:10.1002/2016GL068634.
  • Tosi, N., Čadek, O., Běhounková, M., Káňová, M., Plesa A.-C., Grott, M., Breuer, D., Padovan, S. and Wieczorek, M.A. (2015). Mercury’s low-degree geoid and topography controlled by insolation-driven elastic deformation, Geophys. Res. Lett. 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065314.
  • Běhounková, M., Tobie, G., Choblet, G., Čadek, O., Porco, C., Nimmo, F. (2015). Timing of water plume eruptions on Enceladus explained by interior viscosity structure, Nature Geoscience 8, 601-604, doi:10.1038/ngeo2475.
  • Kuchta, M., Tobie, G. Miljković, K., Běhounková, M., Souček, O., Choblet, G. and Čadek, O. (2015). Despinning and shape evolution of Saturn’s moon Iapetus triggered by a giant impact, Icarus 252, Pages 454-465, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.02.010.
  • Běhounková, M., Tobie, G., Choblet, G., Čadek, O. (2013). Impact of tidal heating on the onset of convection in Enceladus's ice shell, Icarus, 226, 898-904, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.06.033.
  • Běhounková, M., Tobie, G., Choblet, G., Čadek, O. (2012). Tidally-induced melting events as the origin of south-pole activity on Enceladus, Icarus 219(2), 655-664, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2012.03.024.
  • Běhounková, M., Tobie, G., Choblet, G., Čadek, O. (2011). Tidally induced thermal runaways on extrasolar Earths: Impact on habitability, The Astrophysical Journal 728(2), article id 89, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/728/2/89.
  • Běhounková, M., Tobie, G., Choblet, G., Čadek, O. (2010). Coupling mantle convection and tidal dissipation: applications to Enceladus and Earth-like planets, J. Geophys. Res. 115, E09011, doi:10.1029/2009JE003564.
  • Běhounková, M. and Choblet, G. (2009). Onset of convection in a basally heated spherical shell, application to planets, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. 176, 157373 doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2009.05.005.
  • Běhounková, M. and Čížková, H. (2008). Long-wavelength character of subducted slabs in the lower mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 275, 43-53, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.07.059.
  • Špičák, A., Hanuš, V., Vaněk, J., Běhounková, M. (2007). Internal tectonic structure of the Central American Wadati-Benioff zone based on analysis of aftershock sequences, J. Geophys. Res. 112, B09304, doi:10.1029/2006JB004318.
  • Běhounková, M., Čížková, H., Matyska, C., Yuen, D.A., Wang, M. (2007). Resolution Tests of 3-D Convection Models by Travel-time Tomography: Effects of Rayleigh Number and Regular vs. Irregular Parameterization, Geophys. J. Int. 170 , 401-416, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03458.x.
  • Běhounková, M., Čížková, H. and Matyska, C. (2005). Resolution tests of global geodynamic models by travel-time tomography, Studia geoph. et geod. 49, 343-363, doi:10.1007/s11200-005-0014-4. (PDF)


  • Běhounková, M. (2016) Ledové měsíce obřích planet z geofyzikálního pohledu, Pokroky matematiky, fyziky a astronomie 61, 214-233.