Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Solid Earth, 12, 2041–2065, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2041-2021
Solid Earth, 12, 2041–2065, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2041-2021

Research article 09 Sep 2021

Research article | 09 Sep 2021

Rheological stratification in impure rock salt during long-term creep: morphology, microstructure, and numerical models of multilayer folds in the Ocnele Mari salt mine, Romania

Marta Adamuszek et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-57', Jolien Linckens, 07 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-57', Prokop Závada, 07 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Marta Adamuszek on behalf of the Authors (19 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Jul 2021) by Florian Fusseis
AR by Marta Adamuszek on behalf of the Authors (09 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Aug 2021) by Florian Fusseis
ED: Publish as is (17 Aug 2021) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
We analyse folded multilayer sequences in the Ocnele Mari salt mine (Romania) to gain insight into the long-term rheological behaviour of rock salt. Our results indicate the large role of even a small number of impurities in the rock salt for its effective mechanical behaviour. We demonstrate how the development of folds that occur at various scales can be used to constrain the viscosity ratio in the deformed multilayer sequence.