A paleoenvironmental test of the Messinian Salinity Crisis using Miocene-Pliocene clays in the Adana Basin, Southern Turkey


DARBAŞ G., NAZİK A., TEMEL A. , Guerbuez K.

APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE, cilt.40, ss.108-118, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.clay.2007.09.007
  • Dergi Adı: APPLIED CLAY SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.108-118

Özet

The Messinian Salinity Crisis is an important paleooceanographic event around the Mediterranean area. Due to the collision of the North African Plate with the European Plate the Mediterranean area lost its connection to the Atlantic. The Mediterranean sea became shallower; the biota changed and thick evaporitic beds were formed.