标题：The hyperpycnite problem: comment
作者：van Loon, A. J. (Tom); Hueneke, Heiko; Mulder, Thierry
作者机构：[van Loon, A. J. (Tom)] Geocom Consulting, Valle Portet 17, Benitachell 03726, Spain.; [van Loon, A. J. (Tom)] Shandong Univ Sci & Technol, Coll Ear 更多
通讯作者：van Loon, AJ;van Loon, AJ
通讯作者地址：[van Loon, AJ]Geocom Consulting, Valle Portet 17, Benitachell 03726, Spain;[van Loon, AJ]Shandong Univ Sci & Technol, Coll Earth Sci & Engn, Qingdao 2 更多
来源：JOURNAL OF PALAEOGEOGRAPHY-ENGLISH
摘要：A recent review article ("The hyperpycnite problem") by Shanmugam (Journal of Palaeogeography 7(3):197-238, 2018) in this journal has some shortcomings, comes to scientifically incorrect conclusions, and calls for student education in a way that would significantly diminish the students' changes for a geological career. Having studied--and still studying--hyperpycnites in the field, it seems only appropriate to inform the readers of this journal about our concerns regarding the review article mentioned above.; Actually, the article by Shanmugam (Journal of Palaeogeography 7(3):197-238, 2018) is not a review paper but rather a comment, criticizing all researchers who have come to the conclusion, on the basis of both field research and theory, that hyperpycnal flows result in sediments (hyperpycnites) with characteristics that make it possible to distinguish them from deposits formed in another way. This is also the essence of Shanmugam's comment: as he states himself, he is "an ardent critic of all genetic facies models".