Mediterranean Sea level variations during the Messinian salinity crisis

  title={Mediterranean Sea level variations during the Messinian salinity crisis},
  author={J. Gargani and C. Rigollet},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  • J. Gargani, C. Rigollet
  • Published 2007
  • Geology
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • [1] The Mediterranean Basin has not always been connected to the Atlantic Ocean. During the Messinian salinity crisis (MSC), the Mediterranean Sea became progressively isolated by a complex combination of tectonic and glacio-eustatic processes. When isolated, the Mediterranean water level depends on the hydrological flux and is expected to vary significantly. The amplitude and number of large water level fluctuations in the isolated Mediterranean is still controversial, despite numerous… CONTINUE READING
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