Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Research article
09 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 09 Nov 2023

Steady-state forms of channel profiles shaped by debris flow and fluvial processes

Luke A. McGuire, Scott W. McCoy, Odin Marc, William Struble, and Katherine R. Barnhart


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esurf-2022-47', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Oct 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2022-47', Alexander Densmore, 24 Nov 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on esurf-2022-47', Luke A. McGuire, 24 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Luke A. McGuire on behalf of the Authors (24 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Mar 2023) by Jean Braun
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 May 2023)
RR by Alexander Densmore (05 May 2023)
ED: Publish as is (23 Aug 2023) by Jean Braun
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (11 Sep 2023) by A. Joshua West (Editor)
AR by Luke A. McGuire on behalf of the Authors (28 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Debris flows are mixtures of mud and rocks that can travel at high speeds across steep landscapes. Here, we propose a new model to describe how landscapes are shaped by debris flow erosion over long timescales. Model results demonstrate that the shapes of channel profiles are sensitive to uplift rate, meaning that it may be possible to use topographic data from steep channel networks to infer how erosion rates vary across a landscape.