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Valencia gorge: possible Messinian refill channel for the western Mediterranean Sea

Geology

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Abstract

A deeply incised gorge is buried nearly 800 m beneath the floor of the Valencia Trough in the western Mediterranean Sea. The gorge is steeply cut more than 200 m into Messinian evaporite deposits and has been mapped for more than 40 km. Published and unpublished seismic profiles show the total length to be nearly 300 km. It may have been connected near Valencia with the Betic Strait, the portal in southern Spain proposed to link the Atlantic and the western Mediterranean. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Valencia gorge: possible Messinian refill channel for the western Mediterranean Sea
Series title:
Geology
Volume
19
Issue:
11
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1129
Last page:
1132
Number of Pages:
4