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
Researcher ID:C-7839-2013
SCOPUS ID:16834270400

Positions and Education:

since 2010:Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Geophysics, Prague, Czech Republic, researcher
2008-2009:Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique, Université de Nantes, UMR-CNRS 6112, Nantes, France, postdoctoral fellow
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
2004-2007:Geophysical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic, research assistant
1999-2004:Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Prague, Czech Republic, MSc.

Participation in projects:

2019-2021:Thermomechanical processes in icy moons – insight from numerical modeling (GA19-10809S, Czech Science Foundation, principal investigator)
2014-2016:Internal evolution of close-in terrestrial exoplanets (GA14-04145S, Czech Science Foundation, principal investigator)
2010-2013:Contribution of tidal heating to internal geodynamical evolution within planets and satellites (GAP210/10/P306, Czech Science Foundation, postdoc project, principal investigator)
2011-2012:Internal dynamics of solid planets and moons (Czech-French program BARRANDE MEB021129, Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic, principal investigator).


  • Souček, O., Běhounková, M., Čadek, O., Hron, J., Tobie, G. and Choblet, G. (2019), Tidal dissipation in Enceladus’ uneven, fractured ice shell, Icarus 328, 218-231,
  • 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 1, 841-847, 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.


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