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

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:

2022-2024:EIS - Evolving Ice Shells - processes shaping planetary ice shells inferred from numerical modelling (GA22-20388S, Czech Science Foundation, co-investigator)
2020-2021:Exchange processes in the interior of ocean worlds (Czech-French program BARRANDE 8J20FR005, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, co-nvestigator)
2019-2022: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).


  • Kervazo, M., Tobie, G., Choblet, G., Dumoulin, C., and Běhounková, M. (2022) Inferring Io’s interior from tidal monitoring, Icarus,
  • Pleinerová Sládková, K., Souček, O., Běhounková, M. (2021) Enceladus’ Tiger Stripes as Frictional Faults: Effect on Stress and Heat Production, Geophys. Res. Lett., 48, e2021GL094849,
  • Marusiak, A.G. et al. (2021). Exploration of Icy Ocean Worlds Using Geophysical Approaches, Planet. Sci. J. 2, 150,
  • Kervazo, M., Tobie, G., Choblet, G., Dumoulin, C., and Běhounková, M. (2021) Solid tides in Io’s partially molten interior: contribution of bulk dissipation, A&A,
  • Vance, S., Behounkova, M., Bills, B. G., Byrne, P., Cadek, O., Castillo-Rogez, J., … Wang, S. (2021). Distributed Geophysical Exploration of Enceladus and Other Ocean Worlds, Bulletin of the AAS, 53(4).
  • Běhounková, M., Tobie, G., Choblet, G., Kervazo, M., Melwani Daswani, M., Dumoulin, C. and Vance, S.D. (2021) Tidally-induced magmatic Pulses on the oceanic floor of Jupiter’s moon Europa, Geophys. Res. Lett., 48, e2020GL090077,
  • Walterova, M. and Behounkova, M. (2020), Thermal and orbital evolution of low-mass exoplanets, The Astrophysical Journal, 900(1), No. 24,
  • Sladkova, K., O. Soucek., K. Kalousova, and M. Behounkova (2020), Tidal walking on Europa’s strike-slip faults - insight from numerical modeling, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 125(8), No. e2019JE006327,
  • Čadek, O., O. Souček, and M. Běhounková (2019) Is Airy Isostasy Applicable to Icy Moons? Geophys. Res. Lett., 46(24), pages 14299-14306,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • Čadek, O., Běhounková, M., Tobie, G., Choblet, G. (2017), Viscoelastic relaxation of Enceladus’s ice shell, Icarus 291, pp. 31-35,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • Běhounková, M. and Choblet, G. (2009). Onset of convection in a basally heated spherical shell, application to planets, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. 176, 157373,
  • Běhounková, M. and Čížková, H. (2008). Long-wavelength character of subducted slabs in the lower mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 275, 43-53,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,


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