Evaporite accumulation during the Messinian Salinity Crisis: The Suez Rift case

@article{Gargani2008EvaporiteAD,
  title={Evaporite accumulation during the Messinian Salinity Crisis: The Suez Rift case},
  author={J. Gargani and Isabelle Moretti and Jean Letouzey},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={35}
}
The Mediterranean Basin may have not always been connected to the Atlantic Ocean. During the Messinian Salinity Crisis (5.96–5.33 Myr), the Mediterranean Sea reduced progressively its connection with the global Ocean by a complex combination of tectonic and glacio‐eustatic processes. During this period, deep erosion occurred on the margin and on the continent. Furthermore, a large quantity of evaporites was deposited in the basins (>1500 m). The way by which the evaporites accumulated in the… 
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