The Messinian salinity crisis in the Mediterranean; a review

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doi: 10.1029/GD007p0113
Author(s): Cita, Maria Bianca
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Univ. Milano, Ist. Geol., Milan, Italy
Swiss Fed. Inst. Technol., Geol. Inst., Switzerland
Volume Title: Alpine-Mediterranean geodynamics
Volume Author(s): Berckhemer, Hans, editor; Hsu, Kenneth Jinghwa
Source: Alpine-Mediterranean geodynamics, edited by Hans Berckhemer and Kenneth Jinghwa Hsu. Geodynamics Series, Vol.7, p.113-140. Publisher: American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States. ISSN: 0277-6669. ISBN: 978-1-118-67024-8
Note: In English. 139 refs.; illus. incl. 1 table, sects., block diag., strat cols., geol sketch maps
Summary: The present paper reviews published and unpublished results arising from the activities of an Italian working group funded by CNR on the geodynamic significance of the Messinian salinity crisis in the Mediterranean, an international project on correlation of the Messinian in the Mediterranean and outside the Mediterranean, two drilling campaigns of the GLOMAR CHALLENGER, and U.S.A.-Italian project on Mediterranean "Cobblestone topography" sponsored by NSF and CNR. Abstract Copyright 1982 American Geophysical Union.
Year of Publication: 1982
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
Key Words: 18 Geophysics, Solid-Earth; Alps; Cenozoic; Chemically precipitated rocks; Controls; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Depth; Europe; Evaporites; Geophysical methods; Geophysical surveys; Leg 13; Leg 42A; Lithofacies; Mediterranean region; Messinian; Miocene; Neogene; Paleogeography; Paratethys; Plate tectonics; Salinity; Sedimentary rocks; Sedimentation; Seismic methods; Stratigraphy; Structural controls; Surveys; Tectonophysics; Tertiary; Upper Miocene
Coordinates: N320000 N410000 E0290000 W0120000
N340000 N410000 E0320000 E0040000
Record ID: 1982050789
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