Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
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Ground-penetrating radar signature of Quaternary faulting: a study from the Mt. Pollino region, southern Apennines, Italy
- Final revised paper (published on 17 Nov 2021)
- Preprint (discussion started on 14 Jun 2021)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-75', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Jul 2021
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Maurizio Ercoli, 27 Aug 2021
RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-75', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Jul 2021
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Maurizio Ercoli, 27 Aug 2021
EC1: 'Comment on se-2021-75', Luca De Siena, 09 Aug 2021
- AC3: 'Reply on EC1', Maurizio Ercoli, 27 Aug 2021
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Maurizio Ercoli on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2021)  Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Sep 2021) by Luca De Siena
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Oct 2021) by Luca De Siena
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Oct 2021) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
AR by Maurizio Ercoli on behalf of the Authors (19 Oct 2021)  Author's response Manuscript
This is a relevant paper with substantial contribution to the understanding of Italian tectonics and seismicity. A bonus to this paper is the 3D tectonic analysis, it is always good if authors attempt a 3D model as it inspires readers to think of new conceptual tectonic and geomechanical models. The study rationale is good, background history is comprehensive and informative. The discussion and conclusions could have been sharper, attempting to do less conjecture and put more numbers on age, displacement, slip rates and earthquake recurrence etc.
- How recent is the faulting? Is there any age control? How many meters displacement were observed and what sliprates could eventually be derived? What is the estimated seismic recurrence and risk? I see much conjecture, but little numbers. Are such numbers available or obtainable?
- Why was 3D GPR not attempted, it could have answered many of the questions above?
- About the strong continuous wavy and undulating reflections with much attenuation as mentioned on page 10 and in Figure 5 and 7; could these also be the base of soil slips or landslides deposits coming from the surrounding foothills? It is not seldom that such landslides occur under heavy precipiation and glide over conductive clay or muscovite layers.
- On page 12, en-echelon faulting is suggested as a mechanism in the 3D fault model. However, I believe that en-echelon faulting occurs only in strike-slip or oblique-slip systems. Where is the strike-component in the VCT fault system? I thought is was only extensional/normal faulting?
- Make the GPR sections larger with more zoom. I believe the data is high quality but it is not well visible in some Figures.
- Figure 5: so the final migrations were 2D time migrations with variable 2D velocity models?
- Annotate Figure 7 outcrops photos with interfaces and structures
- Figure 9c: what are blue and red faults again?