Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Research article
21 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 21 Jun 2022

Reconstructing post-Jurassic overburden in central Europe: new insights from mudstone compaction and thermal history analyses of the Franconian Alb, SE Germany

Simon Freitag, Michael Drews, Wolfgang Bauer, Florian Duschl, David Misch, and Harald Stollhofen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2022-18', Thomas Voigt, 07 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Simon Freitag, 12 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2022-18', Hilmar von Eynatten, 06 Apr 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Simon Freitag, 12 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Simon Freitag on behalf of the Authors (12 May 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 May 2022) by Kei Ogata
ED: Publish as is (25 May 2022) by Kei Ogata
ED: Publish as is (25 May 2022) by Federico Rossetti(Executive Editor)
Short summary
The carbonates of the Malm are the main reservoir rocks for hydrothermal heat and power generation in southern Germany. To better understand these buried rocks, the carbonates exposed in northern Bavaria are often investigated. As the petrophysical properties of carbonates strongly depend on their subsidence history and maximum burial depth, we will investigate this issue by analyzing mudstones, which indirectly store this type of information and are found just below the Malm carbonates.