Chronology, causes and progression of the Messinian salinity crisis

@article{Krijgsman1999ChronologyCA,
  title={Chronology, causes and progression of the Messinian salinity crisis},
  author={W. Krijgsman and F. Hilgen and I. Raffi and F. Sierro and D. Wilson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={400},
  pages={652-655}
}
The Messinian salinity crisis is widely regarded as one of the most dramatic episodes of oceanic change of the past 20 or so million years (refs 1–3). Earliest explanations were that extremely thick evaporites were deposited in a deep and desiccated Mediterranean basin that had been repeatedly isolated from the Atlantic Ocean,, but elucidation of the causes of the isolation — whether driven largely by glacio-eustatic or tectonic processes — have been hampered by the absence of an accurate time… Expand

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