Discussion of "Fluvial system response to late Pleistocene-Holocene sea-level change on Santa Rosa Island, Channel Islands National Park, California" (Schumann et al., 2016. Geomorphology, 268: 322-340)

Nicholas Pinter, Mark Hardiman, Andrew C. Scott, Scott R Anderson

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Schumann et al. (2016) presented a field assessment of late Pleistocene to Holocene fluvial sediments preserved in the valleys of Santa Rosa Island, California. This is a rigorous study, based on stratigraphic descriptions of 54 sections and numerous radiocarbon ages. The paper makes important contributions that we would like to highlight, but other parts of the paper rely upon overly simplistic interpretations that lead to misleading conclusions. In one case, a conclusion of the Schumann et al. paper has important management implications for Santa Rosa Island and similar locations, compelling us to discuss and qualify this conclusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StateAccepted/In press - 2017



  • Fluvial aggradation
  • Holocene
  • Incision
  • Last Glacial Maximum
  • Northern Channel Islands
  • Santa Rosa Island
  • Sea level

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes

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