Reply to: Comments on: “Anatomy of a late Quaternary carbonate island: Constraints on timing and magnitude of sea-level fluctuations, West Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI” by Wanless and Dravis [Quat. Sci. Rev. DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106216]

Charles Kerans, Paul J. Hearty, Chris Zahm, Steven L. Bachtel, Hai Cheng

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Abstract

We address concerns raised by Wanless and Dravis (2020) on our paper documenting the late Quaternary evolution of West Caicos island. We negate the claim that omitting their paper (Dravis and Wanless, 2017) had any consequences for our interpretations. We also provide reasoning and data to demonstrate that our interpretation of the Quaternary stratigraphy of the island was derived from detailed field work and high-resolution remote sensing data, which was subsequently corroborated by AAR and U-Th age-dating control, the opposite of the claim by Wanless and Dravis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106441
JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
Volume243
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

Keywords

  • Late Quaternary
  • Sea-level
  • Stratigraphy
  • West Caicos

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