Reply to: Thermal history solutions from thermochronology must be governed by geological relationships: A comment on Jess et al. (2019)

Scott Jess* (Corresponding Author), Randell Stephenson, David H. Roberts, Roderick Brown

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Abstract

In this reply we respond to the points raised in a recent comment to Jess et al. (2018, 2019) by Green et al. (2019). Their comment suggests that the thermal modelling approach used in our work did not incorporate relevant geological information and that the conclusions are therefore not valid. We find that the modelling approach championed by Green et al. (2019), adding multiple a priori constraints to ensure a best fit result, is problematic and can prevent acceptable thermal history scenarios from being tested and identified. Additionally, we believe the fixed constraints raised by Green et al. (2019) cannot be viewed as certainties and are in fact debatable interpretations of the regional geology and geomorphology.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106971
Number of pages4
JournalGeomorphology
Volume360
Early online date22 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Greenland
  • Thermal modelling
  • Thermochronology
  • NUUSSUAQ BASIN
  • ICE-SHEET
  • UPLIFT
  • PASSIVE MARGINS
  • EVOLUTION
  • TOPOGRAPHY
  • EROSION
  • GLACIAL BUZZSAW
  • RANGE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes

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