Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Research article
15 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 15 Mar 2022

The topographic signature of temperature-controlled rheological transitions in an accretionary prism

Sepideh Pajang, Laetitia Le Pourhiet, and Nadaya Cubas


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-135', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', sepideh pajang, 08 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-135', Guillaume Duclaux, 18 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', sepideh pajang, 08 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by sepideh pajang on behalf of the Authors (03 Feb 2022)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (07 Feb 2022) by Patrice Rey
ED: Publish as is (08 Feb 2022) by Susanne Buiter(Executive Editor)
Short summary
The local topographic slope of an accretionary prism is often used to determine the effective friction on subduction megathrust. We investigate how the brittle–ductile and the smectite–illite transitions affect the topographic slope of an accretionary prism and its internal deformation to provide clues to determine the origin of observed low topographic slopes in subduction zones. We finally discuss their implications in terms of the forearc basin and forearc high genesis and nature.