Global (latitudinal) variation in submarine channel sinuosity: REPLY

Peakall, J.; Wells, M.G.; Cossu, R.; Kane, I. A.; Masson, D.G.; Keevil, G.M.; McCaffrey, W.; Corney, R.. 2013 Global (latitudinal) variation in submarine channel sinuosity: REPLY. Geology, 41 (5). e288.

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We thank Sylvester et al. (2013) for the opportunity to further consider the nature of, and controls on, sinuosity variation in submarine channels. However, in stating that we propose a Coriolis force (Fc) control on the correlation between peak sinuosity and latitude, and discounted slope and sediment supply, Sylvester et al. misquote us. We concluded “The most probable causative controls on [the] global distribution [of peak sinuosity with latitude] are the Coriolis force… and latitudinal variations in both the nature of flows and sediment type” (Peakall et al., 2012, p. 14). Slope was shown to be a very weak control on global channel sinuosity variation, though it is important in controlling sinuosity in individual channels (Peakall et al., 2012, our figures 1 and 2A).

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Date made live: 07 Jun 2013 10:49 +0 (UTC)

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