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Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 387-397, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-387-2017
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Research article
12 Jul 2017
Efficient retention of mud drives land building on the Mississippi Delta plain
Christopher R. Esposito et al.
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RC1: 'Review of Esposito et al. Earth Surface Dynamics', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Response to Anonymous Reviewer 1 on “Efficient retention of mud drives land building on the Mississippi Delta plain” by C. Esposito et al.', Christopher Esposito, 14 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC2: 'Review of "Efficient retention of mud drives land building on the Mississippi Delta plain"', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Response to Anonymous Reviewer 2 on “Efficient retention of mud drives land building on the Mississippi Delta plain” by C. Esposito et al.', Christopher Esposito, 14 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC3: 'Review of "Efficient retention of mud drives land building on the Mississippi Delta plain"', Anonymous Referee #3, 14 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC3: 'Response to Anonymous Reviewer 3 on “Efficient retention of mud drives land building on the Mississippi Delta plain” by C. Esposito et al.', Christopher Esposito, 18 Apr 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
EC1: 'Reviews', Daniel Parsons, 31 May 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
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AR by Christopher Esposito on behalf of the Authors (26 Apr 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 May 2017) by Daniel Parsons  
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 May 2017) by Andreas Lang (Editor)  
AR by Christopher Esposito on behalf of the Authors (02 Jun 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
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Our work presents a novel method of measuring the capacity of deltaic landforms to trap and retain river-borne sediments, and we demonstrate that sediment retention is closely connected to sedimentary composition. Our results, supported by a unique high-resolution coring dataset in a major crevasse splay, show that finer sediments are a much larger component of the Mississippi Delta than is often acknowledged and that their abundance indicates exceptionally high rates of sediment retention.
Our work presents a novel method of measuring the capacity of deltaic landforms to trap and...
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