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The Messinian Salinity Crisis: Past and future of a great challenge for marine sciences
Forty years after the image of the Mediterranean transformed into a giant salty lake was first conceived, the fascinating history of the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC) still arouses great interest… Expand
Structure of West Mediterranean vegetation and climate since 5.3 ma
Pliocene to Pleistocene palynoflora and vegetation in Italy: State of the art
- A. Bertini
- 15 September 2010
Abstract Fifty-four Italian pollen sites, spanning the last 5.3 Ma, have been the object of an updated synthesis. The chronostratigraphic framework of floral and vegetational events illustrates the… Expand
How much did climate force the Messinian salinity crisis? Quantified climatic conditions from pollen records in the Mediterranean region
The latest Miocene (5.96 to 5.33 Ma) is characterised by an outstanding event: the desiccation of the Mediterranean Sea (Messinian salinity crisis). It has been suggested that this was caused by a… Expand
CALIBRATION OF THE UPPER VALDARNO BASIN TO THE PLIO-PLEISTOCENE FOR CORRELATING THE APENNINE CONTINENTAL SEQUENCES
The Upper Valdarno continental sequence is formed by 500 m thick sediments calibrated to Gauss and Matuyama chrons, for nearly 2.5 my history. Continuity in lacustrine and fluviatile deposition is… Expand
The deep-water counterpart of the Messinian Lower Evaporites in the Apennine foredeep: The Fanantello section (Northern Apennines, Italy)
Abstract A possible deep-water non-evaporitic unit equivalent of the Messinian Lower Evaporites has been recognised in the Northern Apennine foredeep. This unit, whose existence is implicitly… Expand
A high-resolution stratigraphic framework for the latest Messinian events in the Mediterranean area.
Zanclean (~ Brunssumian) to early Piacenzian (~ early -middle Reuverian) climate from 4° to 54° north latitude (West Africa, West Europe and West Mediterranean areas.
The Northern Apennines palynological record as a contribute for the reconstruction of the Messinian palaeoenvironments
- A. Bertini
- 15 June 2006
Abstract The Messinian stage has long been associated with an overall warm and dry climate whereas recent researches indicate either a warm and humid or a cool and dry climate. The integrated… Expand
Proposal for Pliocene and Pleistocene land–sea correlation in the Italian area
Abstract The present study attempts a correlation between calcareous plankton (foraminifera and nannofossils) and terrestrial (pollen and mammal fauna) bioevents in Italy and Mediterranean Sea,… Expand