Articles | Volume 4, issue 2
Short communication/technical note
14 Dec 2022
Short communication/technical note |  | 14 Dec 2022

Technical note: Evaluating a geographical information system (GIS)-based approach for determining topographic shielding factors in cosmic-ray exposure dating

Felix Martin Hofmann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gchron-2022-18', Yingkui Li, 19 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Felix Martin Hofmann, 25 Oct 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gchron-2022-18', Michal Ben-Israel, 22 Sep 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Felix Martin Hofmann, 25 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (08 Nov 2022) by Greg Balco
AR by Felix Martin Hofmann on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Nov 2022) by Greg Balco
ED: Publish as is (24 Nov 2022) by Georgina King(Editor)
Short summary
If topographical obstructions are present in the surroundings of sampling sites, exposure ages of rock surfaces need to be corrected. A toolbox for the ESRI ArcGIS software allows for quantifying topographic shielding with a digital elevation model, but it has only been validated with few field data. In this study, the output of the toolbox is evaluated with a more extensive dataset. If suitable elevation data are chosen, the toolbox provides a sound approach to determine topographic shielding.