Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Research article
06 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 06 Mar 2023

Exploring the transition between water- and wind-dominated landscapes in Deep Springs, California, as an analog for transitioning landscapes on Mars

Taylor Dorn and Mackenzie Day


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1040', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Dec 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1040', Elena Favaro, 11 Jan 2023
  • AC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1040 for both reviewers', Taylor Dorn, 03 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on AC1', Taylor Dorn, 03 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Taylor Dorn on behalf of the Authors (03 Feb 2023)  Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
EF by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner (07 Feb 2023)  Author's response 
ED: Publish as is (08 Feb 2023) by Susan Conway
ED: Publish as is (08 Feb 2023) by Niels Hovius (Editor)
AR by Taylor Dorn on behalf of the Authors (13 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Planetary surfaces are shaped by both wind and water, and their resulting surface features are commonly observed by aerial images. Deep Springs playa, CA, provides a comparable wet-to-dry-transitioning landscape as experienced in Mars' past. Our results, made through collected weather data and drone footage, show that some features, when observed solely by aerial imagery, might be interpreted as being formed by wind when in fact other processes were more influential in their formation.