Scientific products

Comprehensive list of scientific products and publications from the MEDSALT network.

Origin of the gypsum veins associated with the diagenetic dolomite nodules from the Neogene Marls of South-East Spain – Chemical Geology, 2020 – link

Large-scale gravity-driven phenomena in the Crotone Basin, southern Italy. – Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2020 – link

The step-by-step restriction of the Mediterranean (start, amplification, and consolidation phases) preceding the Messinian Salinity Crisis (climax phase) in the Bajo Segura basin. – Geo-Marine Letters, 2020 – link

The demise of a ‘salt giant’ driven by uplift and thermal dissolution. – Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2020 – link

Paratethys pacing of the Messinian Salinity Crisis: Low salinity waters contributing to gypsum precipitation? – Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2020 – link

Massive dolomites in the Messinian evaporitic sequence (Sicily, Italy): multi-analytical characterization and implications for the dolomitization processes – Carbonates and Evaporites, 2020 – link

A Messinian model explains the salt contamination of the Mediterranean Coastal Springs. – Environmental Earth Sciences, 2020 – link

The Messinian salinity crisis in the Adriatic foredeep: Evolution of the largest evaporitic marginal basin in the Mediterranean – Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2020 – link

Salt tectonics in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: Where a giant delta meets a salt giant. – Geology, 2020 – link

Estimation of the physical, petrophysical and mineralogical properties of Messinian salt rocks, Sicily: Implications for multidisciplinary applications. – Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2020 – link

Trace element fractionation through halite crystallisation. Geochemical mechanisms and environmental implications. – Science of The Total Environment, 2020 – link

Extremely halophilic archaeal communities are resilient to short-term entombment in halite – Environmental Microbiology, 2020 – link

Heat flow in the Western Mediterranean: Thermal anomalies on the margins, the seafloor and the transfer zones – Marine Geology, 2020 – link

Uncovering the Mediterranean Salt Giant (MEDSALT) – Scientific Networking as Incubator of Cross-disciplinary Research in Earth Sciences – European Review, 2020 – link

The Zanclean megaflood of the Mediterranean – Searching for independent evidence, – Earth-science reviews, 2020 – link

Climatic and hydrologic variability in the northern Mediterranean across the onset of the Messinian salinity crisis – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2020 – link

Mantle resistance against Gibraltar slab dragging as a key cause of the Messinian Salinity Crisis – Terra Nova, 2019 – link

Deep Mediterranean’s Messinian evaporite giant: How much salt? – Global and Planetary Change, 2019 – link

Evaluating the Effect of Marine Diagenesis on Late Miocene Pre-Evaporitic Sedimentary Successions of Eastern Mediterranean Sea – IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 2019 – link

Mediterranean isolation preconditioning the Earth System for late Miocene climate cooling – Scientific Reports, 2019 – link

Seismic markers of the Messinian salinity crisis in the deep Ionian Basin – Basin Research, 2019 – link

Chronology with a pinch of salt: Integrated stratigraphy of Messinian evaporites in the deep Eastern Mediterranean reveals long-lasting halite deposition during Atlantic connectivity – Earth-Science Reviews, 2019 – link

Mediterranean Neogene planktonic foraminifer biozonation and biochronology – Earth-Science Reviews, 2019 – link

3D kinematics of a thick salt layer during gravity-driven deformation – Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2019 – link

Chronology of post-Messinian faulting along the Levant continental margin and its implications for salt tectonics – Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2019 – link

The synthetic seismic expression of the Messinian salinity crisis from onshore records: Implications for shallow‐ to deep‐water correlations – Basin Research, 2019link

An exploratory modelling study on sediment transport during the Zanclean flood of the Mediterranean – SN Applied Sciences, 2019link

Evidence of sea level drawdown at the end of the Messinian Salinity Crisis and seismic investigation of the Nahr Menashe Unit in the northern Levant Basin, offshore Lebanon – Basin Research, 2019link

Paleoenvironmental change in a precession-paced succession across the onset of the Messinian salinity crisis: Insight from element geochemistry and molecular fossils – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2019 – link

Large sea surface temperature, salinity, and productivity‐preservation changes preceding the onset of the Messinian Salinity Crisis in the eastern Mediterranean Sea – Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 2019 – link

Discovery of vast fluvial deposits provides evidence for drawdown during the late Miocene Messinian salinity crisis – Geology, 2019 – link

The Lake CHAd Deep DRILLing project (CHADRILL) – targeting ~ 10 million years of environmental and climate change in Africa – Scientific Drilling, 2018 link

Palaeoenvironmental changes at the Tortonian/Messinian boundary: A deep-sea sedimentary record of the eastern Mediterranean Sea – Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2018link

A new chronostratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental framework for the end of the Messinian salinity crisis in the Sorbas Basin (Betic Cordillera, southern Spain) – Geological Journal, 2018link

New age constraints on the western Betic intramontane basins: a late Tortonian closure of the Guadalhorce Corridor? – Terra Nova, 2018link

Imprint of Messinian Salinity Crisis events on the Spanish Atlantic margin – Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 2018link

Geomorphic evolution of the Malta Escarpment and implications for the Messinian evaporative drawdown in the eastern Mediterranean Sea – Geomorphology, 2018 – link

Tracking the Serpentinite Feet of the Mediterranean Salt Giant – Geosciences, 2018 – link

Large salt accumulations as a consequence of hydrothermal processes associated with ‘Wilson cycles’: A review, Part 2: Application of a new salt-forming model on selected cases – Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2018 – link

The Alboran volcanic-arc modulated the Messinian faunal exchange and salinity crisis – Scientific Reports, 2018 – link

Terrestrial colonization of the Balearic Islands: New evidence for the Mediterranean sea-level drawdown during the Messinian Salinity Crisis – Geology, 2018 – link

Restored topography of the Po Plain-Northern Adriatic region during the Messinian base-level drop – implications for the physiography and compartmentalisation of the paleo-Mediterranean basin – Basin Research, 2018 – link

The Crotone Megalandslide, southern Italy: Architecture, timing and tectonic control – Scientific Reports, 2018 – link

The Western Tyrrhenian Sea revisited: New evidence for a rifted basin during the Messinian Salinity Crisis -Marine Geology, 2018  – link

Gas escape along the Palmachim disturbance in the Levant Basin, offshore Israel – Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2018  – link

The late Messinian event: A worldwide tectonic revolution -Terra Nova, 2018  – link

The onset of the Messinian salinity crisis in the deep Eastern Mediterranean basin  Terra Nova, 2018 – link

Deep-basin evidence resolves a 50-year-old debate and demonstrates synchronous onset of Messinian evaporite deposition in a non-desiccated Mediterranean – Geology, 2018 – link

Evidence of the Zanclean megaflood in the eastern Mediterranean Basin – Scientific Reports, 2018 – link

Development of submarine canyons after the Mid-PleistoceneTransition on the Ebro margin, NW Mediterranean: The role of fluvial connections – Quaternary Science Reviews, 2017 – link

Large-scale margin collapse during Messinian early sea-level drawdown: the SWValencia trough,NW Mediterranean – Basin Research, 2017 – link

Large salt accumulations as a consequence of hydrothermal processes associated with ‘Wilson cycles’: A review Part 1: Towards a new understanding – Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2017 – link

Seismic indicators of focused fluid flow and cross-evaporitic seepage in the Eastern Mediterranean -Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2017 – link

Messinian salinity crisis record under strong freshwater input in marginal, intermediate, and deep environments: The case of the North Aegean Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2017 – link

Intra-Messinian truncation surface in the Levant Basin explained by subaqueous dissolution – Geology, 2017 – link

Magmatic pulse driven by sea-level changes associated with the Messinian salinity crisis – Nature Geoscience, 

Geodynamical framework of a salt giant: the North Western Mediterranean Basins – Petroleum Geoscience,