Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Research article
23 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 23 Nov 2021

Miocene high elevation in the Central Alps

Emilija Krsnik, Katharina Methner, Marion Campani, Svetlana Botsyun, Sebastian G. Mutz, Todd A. Ehlers, Oliver Kempf, Jens Fiebig, Fritz Schlunegger, and Andreas Mulch


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-59', Jay Quade, 30 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Emilija Krsnik, 11 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-59', Peter van der Beek, 30 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Emilija Krsnik, 11 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Emilija Krsnik on behalf of the Authors (13 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Aug 2021) by Giancarlo Molli
RR by Peter van der Beek (20 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish as is (20 Sep 2021) by Giancarlo Molli
ED: Publish as is (06 Oct 2021) by Arjen Stroeven(Executive Editor)
AR by Emilija Krsnik on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Here we present new surface elevation constraints for the middle Miocene Central Alps based on stable and clumped isotope geochemical analyses. Our reconstructed paleoelevation estimate is supported by isotope-enabled paleoclimate simulations and indicates that the Miocene Central Alps were characterized by a heterogeneous and spatially transient topography with high elevations locally exceeding 4000 m.