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Climate Implications of the Messinian Salinity Crisis using the NCAR Community Atmosphere Model ( CAM 3 . 1 )

@inproceedings{Murphy2008ClimateIO,
  title={Climate Implications of the Messinian Salinity Crisis using the NCAR Community Atmosphere Model ( CAM 3 . 1 )},
  author={Lisa N. Murphy and Daniel Kirk-Davidoff and Natalie M. Mahowald and Bette L. Otto‐Bliesner},
  year={2008}
}
The Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC) occurred nearly 6 million years ago when the Mediterranean Sea (MS) was isolated from the Atlantic Ocean. High rates of evaporation and diminishing water input led to a 1500 -2500 m drop in MS level. In this study, four 20-year simulations are run using the NCAR CAM3 configured with the SOM. Two of the simulations are designed to represent specific events that occurred during the MSC. One experiment represents the complete desiccation of the MS, the period…