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Open Access item Impact of Atlantic Waters in the Alboran Basin at the End of the Messinian Salinity Crisis: the Zanclean Flooding [póster]

Authors:Estrada, Ferran
Ercilla, Gemma
Gorini, Christian
Alonso, Belén
Vázquez, Juan T.
Maldonado, Andrés
Ammar, Abdellah
Keywords:Messinian, Salinity, Crisis, Gibraltar, Zanclean, Alboran, Plio-Quaternary, Physiography
Issue Date:18-Jan-2011
Citation:International Congress. Deep-water circulation: processes and products (2010)
Abstract:The restoration of the Atlantic /Mediterranean connection through the Gibraltar Strait took place at the end of Messinian Salinity Crisis and produced a huge flooding in a very short period of time, known as the Zanclean flooding. This catastrophic event produced significant erosion along the Alboran Basin that can be tracked eastward from the Gibraltar Strait till the transition to the Algero-Balear Basin. The interaction of the Atlantic water masses with the complex Messinian physiography sculpted an erosive corridor whose morphological characteristics vary along its pathway. At present-day, this erosive corridor locally appears strongly deformed by Plio-Quaternary tectonics and mud diapirism.
Description:Ferran Estrada, Gemma Ercilla, Christian Gorini, Belén Alonso, Juan Tomás Vázquez, Andrés Maldonado and Abdellah Ammar. (2010). Impact of Atlantic Waters in the Alboran Basin at the end of the Messinian Salinity Crisis: the Zanclean Flooding. International Congress. Deep-water circulation: processes and products Baiona, Pontevedra (España) 2010-06-16 / 2010-06-18
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10261/31306
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