The Messinian Salinity Crisis

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How the Messinian Salinity Crisis relates to different subjetcts:
  • Geology: Trying to figure out what exactly happened.
  • Meteorology: Trying to figure out what effects the climate had on the MSC and what effects the
    MSC had on the climate.
Why is the Messinian Salinity Crisis neat to talk about?
It is the only known desiccation event that we know of to have that magnitude and happen on that short of a timescale.

       Messinian Salinity Crisis Website
       Salinity Website
       Geologic Timescale

MSC Model
A model of the Messinian Salinity Crisis by University of Mayland: College Park Grad Student Lisa Murphy. It can be viewed here.