Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Research article
28 Jan 2020
Research article |  | 28 Jan 2020

The destiny of orogen-parallel streams in the Eastern Alps: the Salzach–Enns drainage system

Georg Trost, Jörg Robl, Stefan Hergarten, and Franz Neubauer


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AR by Georg Trost on behalf of the Authors (07 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Nov 2019) by Wolfgang Schwanghart
RR by Paul Eizenhöfer (10 Dec 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Dec 2019) by Wolfgang Schwanghart
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jan 2020) by Tom Coulthard(Editor)
Short summary
The evolution of the drainage system in the Eastern Alps is inherently linked to different tectonic stages. This leads to a situation in which major orogen-parallel alpine rivers, such as the Salzach and the Enns, are characterized by elongated east–west-oriented catchments. We investigate the stability of present-day drainage divides and the stability of reconstructed paleo-drainage systems. Our results indicate a progressive stability of the network towards the present-day situation.