Critical analysis of Mediterranean sea level limit cycles during the Messinian salinity crisis

  title={Critical analysis of Mediterranean sea level limit cycles during the Messinian salinity crisis},
  author={Marc M. Baum},
  journal={Geologica Acta},
  • M. Baum
  • Published 24 August 2021
  • Environmental Science
  • Geologica Acta
The Messinian Salinity Crisis (5.97-5.33Ma) may be one of the most significant periods of sea-level change in recent geologic history. During this period, evaporite deposition throughout the Mediterranean basin records a series of dramatic environmental changes as flow through the Strait of Gibraltar was restricted. In the first stage of evaporite deposition, cycles of gypsum appear in shallow basins on the margins of the Mediterranean. The complex environmental history giving rise to these… 

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