Water exchange through the Betic and Rifian corridors prior to the Messinian Salinity Crisis: A model study

  title={Water exchange through the Betic and Rifian corridors prior to the Messinian Salinity Crisis: A model study},
  author={Alba Vara and R. P. M. Topper and Paul Th. Meijer and Tanja J. Kouwenhoven},
Although the present-day Mediterranean-Atlantic water exchange has been extensively studied, little is known about the dynamics of the Betic and Rifian corridors that existed before the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Due to the difficulties in studying the paleogeographic evolution of these corridors, physics-based knowledge of their behavior is essential to interpret observational evidence and to relate flow structures to gateway geometries. Here we present the first systematic model study of the… 

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