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Extension in the Tyrrhenian Sea and shortening in the Apennines as result of arc migration driven by sinking of the lithosphere
Previously proposed models for the evolution of the Tyrrhenian basin-Apenninic arc system do not seem to satisfactorily explain the dynamic relationship between extension in the Tyrrhenian andExpand
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Explosive volcanic activity in the Mediterranean over the past 200
As many as 20 air-borne tephra layers have been identified in the upper Quaternary sequence of deep-sea cores from the eastern Mediterranean. Petrographical examination based on refractive index,Expand
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Plate Tectonics and the Evolution of the Alpine System
It is contended that the Late Triassic to present-day gross evolution of the Alpine system in the Mediterranean region has been the result of activity along an evolving network of accreting,Expand
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An abrupt drowning of the Black Sea shelf
Abstract During latest Quaternary glaciation, the Black Sea became a giant freshwater lake. The surface of this lake drew down to levels more than 100 m below its outlet. When the Mediterranean roseExpand
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Global Multi‐Resolution Topography synthesis
[1] Seafloor bathymetric data acquired with modern swath echo sounders provide coverage for only a small fraction of the global seabed yet are of high value for studies of the dynamic processes ofExpand
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CATASTROPHIC FLOODING OF THE BLACK SEA
▪ Abstract Decades of seabed mapping, reflection profiling, and seabed sampling reveal that throughout the past two million years the Black Sea was predominantly a freshwater lake interrupted onlyExpand
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The co-evolution of Black Sea level and composition through the last deglaciation and its paleoclimatic significance
Abstract The Black Sea was an inland lake during the last ice age and its sediments are an excellent potential source of information on Eurasian climate change, showing linkages between regionallyExpand
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Erosional processes and paleo-environmental changes in the Western Gulf of Lions (SW France) during the Messinian Salinity Crisis.
Abstract Current interpretation of the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC) involves partial “desiccation” of the Mediterranean Sea coupled with the deposition of thick evaporites in the deep basins. NewExpand
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Decoding the Mediterranean salinity crisis
This historical narrative traces the steps to unravel, over a span of 40 years, an extraordinary event in which 5% of the dissolved salt of the oceans of the world was extracted in a fraction of aExpand
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The nature and distribution of Messinian erosional surfaces — Indicators of a several-kilometer-deep Mediterranean in the Miocene☆
Abstract The deep-basin desiccation model for the origin of Messinian-age Mediterranean evaporites implies two basic assumptions: 1. (1) The evaporites were in part laid down under shallow-waterExpand
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