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Antarctic glacio-eustatic contributions to late Miocene Mediterranean desiccation and reflooding

Ohneiser, Christian; Florindo, Fabio; Stocchi, Paolo; Roberts, Andrew; deConto, R; Pollard, David


The Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC) was a marked late Neogene oceanographic event during which the Mediterranean Sea evaporated. Its causes remain unresolved, with tectonic restrictions to the Atlantic Ocean or glacio-eustatic restriction of flow during sea-level lowstands, or a mixture of the two mechanisms, being proposed. Here we present the first direct geological evidence of Antarctic ice-sheet (AIS) expansion at the MSC onset and use a δ18 O record to model relative sea-level changes....[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9765
Access Rights: Open Access


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