Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
Research article
08 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 08 Sep 2017

Distinct phases of eustatic and tectonic forcing for late Quaternary landscape evolution in southwest Crete, Greece

Vasiliki Mouslopoulou, John Begg, Alexander Fülling, Daniel Moraetis, Panagiotis Partsinevelos, and Onno Oncken


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (02 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Apr 2017) by Veerle Vanacker
RR by Mara Monica Tiberti (20 Apr 2017)
RR by Mark Brandon (07 Jun 2017)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (28 Jun 2017) by Veerle Vanacker
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Jul 2017) by Veerle Vanacker
ED: Publish as is (07 Aug 2017) by Frédéric Herman(Editor)
AR by Vasiliki Mouslopoulou on behalf of the Authors (07 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
A double coastal alluvial fan system on Crete is used as a proxy for landscape evolution. Each juxtaposed fan records individual phases of alluvial and marine incision, providing unprecedented resolution in the formation and evolution of its landscape. The fan sequence developed during MIS 3 due to sea-level fluctuations but it was preserved due to tectonic uplift during the subsequent 20 000 years. Thus, eustasy and tectonics were important in fan evolution, but over distinct time intervals.