Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Solid Earth, 10, 357–361, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-357-2019
Solid Earth, 10, 357–361, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-357-2019

Peer-reviewed comment 27 Feb 2019

Peer-reviewed comment | 27 Feb 2019

Comment on “Channel flow, tectonic overpressure, and exhumation of high-pressure rocks in the Greater Himalayas” by Marques et al. (2018)

John P. Platt

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AR by John Platt on behalf of the Authors (04 Dec 2018)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (11 Dec 2018) by Taras Gerya
AR by John Platt on behalf of the Authors (24 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jan 2019) by Taras Gerya
RR by Stefan Markus Schmalholz (28 Jan 2019)
RR by Evangelos Moulas (04 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Feb 2019) by Taras Gerya
AR by John Platt on behalf of the Authors (10 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Feb 2019) by Taras Gerya
ED: Publish as is (18 Feb 2019) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
Short summary
The channel flow model proposed by Marques et al (2018) for the Himalayas has a geometry that would not generate any excess pressure. The excess pressure calculated by the authors, based on a different and highly improbable geometry, is so high that the overlying rocks would not be able to contain it: they would bend or break in such a way as to relieve the pressure. The conclusions drawn by the authors are therefore unwarranted and misleading.