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The formation of giant clastic extrusions at the end of the Messinian Salinity Crisis

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This paper documents the discovery of five multi-km scale lensoid bodies that directly overlie the upper surface of the thick (>1 km) Messinian Evaporite sequence. They were identified through the analysis of 3D seismic data from the western Nile Cone. The convergence of the upper and lower bounding reflections of these lensoid bodies, their external and internal reflection configuration, the positive ‘depositional’ relief at their upper surface, and the stratal relationship with underl...

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10.1016/j.epsl.2017.11.001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Earth Sciences
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0000-0003-4198-9719
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ORCID:
0000-0001-9511-303X
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters Journal website
Volume:
482
Pages:
434-445
Publication date:
2017-12-07
Acceptance date:
2017-11-01
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EISSN:
1385-013X
ISSN:
0012-821X
Source identifiers:
809837
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English
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2019-05-03

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