Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Solid Earth, 12, 2145–2157, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2145-2021
Solid Earth, 12, 2145–2157, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2145-2021

Research article 30 Sep 2021

Research article | 30 Sep 2021

Dating folding beyond folding, from layer-parallel shortening to fold tightening, using mesostructures: lessons from the Apennines, Pyrenees, and Rocky Mountains

Olivier Lacombe 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-2021-82', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Olivier Lacombe, 09 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-82', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Olivier Lacombe, 09 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Olivier Lacombe on behalf of the Authors (10 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Aug 2021) by Virginia Toy
AR by Olivier Lacombe on behalf of the Authors (26 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Publish as is (04 Sep 2021) by Virginia Toy
ED: Publish as is (06 Sep 2021) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
This paper aims to illustrate how the timing and duration of contractional deformation associated with folding in orogenic forelands can be constrained by the dating of brittle mesostructures observed in folded strata. The study combines new and already published absolute ages of fractures to provide, for the first time, an educated discussion about the factors controlling the duration of the sequence of deformation encompassing layer-parallel shortening, fold growth, and late fold tightening.