Articles | Volume 4, issue 2
Research article
15 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 15 Dec 2022

Constraining the aggradation mode of Pleistocene river deposits based on cosmogenic radionuclide depth profiling and numerical modelling

Nathan Vandermaelen, Koen Beerten, François Clapuyt, Marcus Christl, and Veerle Vanacker


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gchron-2022-15', Gilles Rixhon, 26 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Nathan Vandermaelen, 29 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gchron-2022-15', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Nathan Vandermaelen, 29 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (08 Sep 2022) by Hella Wittmann-Oelze
AR by Nathan Vandermaelen on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
EF by Daria Karpachova (19 Oct 2022)  Manuscript   Author's tracked changes 
ED: Publish as is (19 Oct 2022) by Hella Wittmann-Oelze
ED: Publish as is (24 Oct 2022) by Andreas Lang (Editor)
AR by Nathan Vandermaelen on behalf of the Authors (13 Nov 2022)
Short summary
We constrained deposition phases of fluvial sediments (NE Belgium) over the last 1 Myr with analysis and modelling of rare isotopes accumulation within sediments, occurring as a function of time and inverse function of depth. They allowed the determination of three superposed deposition phases and intercalated non-deposition periods of ~ 40 kyr each. These phases correspond to 20 % of the sediment age, which highlights the importance of considering deposition phase when dating fluvial sediments.