Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 13, 39–69, 2022
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 13, 39–69, 2022
Review article
01 Apr 2022
Review article | 01 Apr 2022

Cyclicity in Earth sciences, quo vadis? Essay on cycle concepts in geological thinking and their historical influence on stratigraphic practices

Daniel Galvão Carnier Fragoso et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hgss-2021-21', Andrew Miall, 06 Jan 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Daniel Fragoso, 10 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hgss-2021-21', Annalisa Ferretti, 14 Feb 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Daniel Fragoso, 15 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Feb 2022) by Roman Leonhardt
AR by Daniel Fragoso on behalf of the Authors (25 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Publish as is (10 Mar 2022) by Roman Leonhardt
Short summary
For a long time, human beings have lived with the idea of cycles, as attested by many ancient traditions. This perception led our way of observing and interpreting the most diverse types of phenomena. In the Earth sciences, cyclicity has crucial epistemological value. It offers simple solutions for cause and consequence analysis in time and space. The intention here is to review how such ideas emerged in the geosciences, supporting current stratigraphic principles and practices.