Salutation: This manuscript eloquently brought new students in my lab up to speed on the nature of some of the problems we are studying elsewhere. I found the data presentation to be clear and intuitive, and have attempted versions of similar figures in my ongoing work.
What was awesome? There were excellent figures and documentation! It was helpful!
Salutation: Even though the ICE-5G model was published in 2004, I only found the data in Feb 2020 when searching for the ice mask generated by the ice sheet model for the LGM, which was instrumental in the development of the TraCE-21Ka global paleo-climate model. Both models produced data sets that have allowed me to make progress in my erosion modeling work. I am thankful for the data, the models, and that there is a repository with information on the data files and the model versions as they develop.
What was awesome? It was helpful! It is ground-breaking!
Salutation: As a coastal sedimentologist, I have long felt that I am part of an effort to restore deltas through large scale delta engineering that is intrinsically good. This paper shows that for powerless groups on the Mississippi Delta, coastal engineering has meant continual disruption. It’s forced me to think carefully about who benefits from my work. It also led to an introspective group meeting.
What was awesome? I couldn’t stop thinking about it!
Salutation: I’m a huge fan of studies that provide a global perspective of an Earth-system phenomenon and this one, on the relationship of contourite deposits to results of oceanographic modeling, is a fantastic example. It’s very clearly written and made me immediately want to look at my own data and revisit some vague ideas. Anyone interested in using contourite drifts as paleocirculation records should read this.
Salutation: I’ve spent 2020 dissecting Jaap and Jorge’s two BRIE publications from 2019. The model is elegant and foundational to understanding the role of tidal inlets in barrier island evolution and future of developed barrier systems. Forever in awe of this dynamic duo and can’t wait to see what they spit out in 2021. Sending a double high five through the ether!