Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Research article
04 Apr 2022
Research article |  | 04 Apr 2022

A geomorphic-process-based cellular automata model of colluvial wedge morphology and stratigraphy

Harrison J. Gray, Christopher B. DuRoss, Sylvia R. Nicovich, and Ryan D. Gold


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Review', Philippe Steer, 03 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Harrison Gray, 22 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2021-70', Matan Ben-Asher, 09 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Harrison Gray, 22 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Harrison Gray on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (27 Jan 2022) by Greg Hancock
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (28 Jan 2022) by Niels Hovius (Editor)
AR by Harrison Gray on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Some types of big earthquakes create small cliffs or fault scarps ∼1–3 m in height, where sediments can pile up and create deposits we call colluvial wedges. Geologists will look at colluvial wedges and use them to understand how often big earthquakes occur. Here we made a computer simulation to find out if the way we think colluvial wedges form works with physics. We found that it does in theory, but there are conditions in which it may be more complicated than we expected.