Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Solid Earth, 12, 1211–1232, 2021
Solid Earth, 12, 1211–1232, 2021

Research article 31 May 2021

Research article | 31 May 2021

Looking beyond kinematics: 3D thermo-mechanical modelling reveals the dynamics of transform margins

Anthony Jourdon et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-18', Sascha Brune, 25 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Anthony Jourdon, 12 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-18', Patricia Persaud, 14 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Anthony Jourdon, 22 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Anthony Jourdon on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Apr 2021) by Susanne Buiter
ED: Publish as is (30 Apr 2021) by Susanne Buiter(Executive Editor)
Short summary
The borders between oceans and continents, called margins, can be convergent, divergent, or horizontally sliding. The formation of oceans occurs in a divergent context. However, some divergent margin structures display an accommodation of horizontal sliding during the opening of oceans. To study and understand how the horizontal sliding part occurring during divergence influences the margin structure, we performed 3D high-resolution numerical models evolving during tens of millions of years.