Response to the comments made by Möller, P., E. Rosenthal, E. and Siebert, C. to the paper “The Sdom evaporite formation in Israel and its relationship with the Messinian Salinity Crisis” by J. Charrach

  • J. CharrachEmail author
Short Communication


I thank the discussors for their critique of the above paper. In geology there are rarely any absolute models but working hypotheses, which will be modified with new data. The paper under discussion, Charrach (Carbonates Evaporites 33:727–766, 2018a), presents a very new large data set, which is multi-disciplinary and integrated the most recent research. The critique by Möller et al. (Carbonates Evaporites, 2019) and their paper of 2018 (Int J Earth Sci 107:2409–2431, 2018),  presents a computer simulation, which must be validated with field evidence and recent research in the area, and not based on assumptions, which have turned into facts over time. The discussors may be unfamiliar with the geological research that has been published over the last 20 years in the areas under consideration. Furthermore, the research on marine–non-marine evaporite formations is hardly considered in their discussion, yet much has been published.


Evaporites Geology Geochemistry Sdom formation Messinian salinity crisis Geochronology 



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