Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-14-197-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-14-197-2023
Research article
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01 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 01 Mar 2023

A corrected finite-difference scheme for the flexure equation with abrupt changes in coefficient

David Hindle and Olivier Besson

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on se-2021-36', Stefan Markus Schmalholz, 13 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', David Hindle, 06 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on se-2021-36', Lorenzo Colli, 27 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', David Hindle, 06 Jul 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on se-2021-36', Christopher Beaumont, 09 Jun 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', David Hindle, 06 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', David Hindle, 06 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by David Hindle on behalf of the Authors (21 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Sep 2022) by Taras Gerya
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Oct 2022)
RR by Stefan Markus Schmalholz (30 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (29 Nov 2022) by Taras Gerya
AR by David Hindle on behalf of the Authors (09 Dec 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Jan 2023) by Taras Gerya
ED: Publish as is (06 Jan 2023) by Susanne Buiter(Executive editor)
AR by David Hindle on behalf of the Authors (12 Jan 2023)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
By making a change to the way we solve the flexure equation that describes how the Earth's outer layer bends when it is subjected to loading by ice sheets or mountains, we develop new ways of using an old method from geodynamics. This lets us study the Earth's outer layer by measuring a parameter called the elastic thickness, effectively how stiff and springy the outer layer is when it gets loaded and also how the Earth's outer layer gets broken around its edges and in its interior.