Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Research article
01 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 01 Nov 2023

The role of continental lithospheric thermal structure in the evolution of orogenic systems: application to the Himalayan–Tibetan collision zone

Mengxue Liu, Dinghui Yang, and Rui Qi


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1388', Lin Chen, 04 Aug 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Mengxue Liu, 13 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1388', Alexander Koptev, 09 Aug 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Mengxue Liu, 13 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Mengxue Liu on behalf of the Authors (14 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (18 Sep 2023) by Taras Gerya
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Sep 2023) by Susanne Buiter (Executive editor)
AR by Mengxue Liu on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The continuous subduction mainly occurs with a relatively cold overriding lithosphere (Tmoho ≤ 450 °C), while slab break-off dominates when the model has a relatively hot procontinental Moho temparature (Tmoho ≥ 500 °C). Hr is more prone to facilitating the deformation of the lithospheric upper part than altering the collision mode. The lithospheric thermal structure may have played a significant role in the development of Himalayan–Tibetan orogenic lateral heterogeneity.