Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Research article
28 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 28 Jun 2022

A multi-proxy assessment of terrace formation in the lower Trinity River valley, Texas

Hima J. Hassenruck-Gudipati, Thaddeus Ellis, Timothy A. Goudge, and David Mohrig


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esurf-2021-37', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2021-37', Ajay Limaye, 30 Jun 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on esurf-2021-37', Hima Hassenruck-Gudipati, 06 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Hima Hassenruck-Gudipati on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Dec 2021) by Sebastien Castelltort
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Mar 2022) by Sebastien Castelltort
AR by Hima Hassenruck-Gudipati on behalf of the Authors (18 May 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
EF by Polina Shvedko (20 May 2022)  Author's tracked changes 
ED: Publish as is (29 May 2022) by Sebastien Castelltort
ED: Publish as is (31 May 2022) by A. Joshua West (Editor)
AR by Hima Hassenruck-Gudipati on behalf of the Authors (07 Jun 2022)
Short summary
During the late Pleistocene, the incision of the Trinity River valley left behind terraces. Elevation data and measurements of abandoned channels preserved on terraces are used to evaluate how terraces formed. We find a transition in the style of terraces with age from those associated with external environmental forcings to those produced by internal river migration changes. This result shows the importance of several indicators (i.e., channel bends, elevations) in determining terrace form.