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(Paleo)circulation models in the Alboran seas during the Pliocene and Quaternary
Juan, C.; Ercilla, G.; Hernández-Molina, F.J.; Estrada, F.; Alonso, B.; Casas, D.; Garcia, M.; Farran, M.; Llave, E.; Palomino, D.; Vázquez, J.T.; Medialdea, T.; Gorini, C.; d’Acremont, E.; El Moumni, B.; Ammar, A.; CONTOURIBER Team; MONTERA Team; MOWER Team (2014). (Paleo)circulation models in the Alboran seas during the Pliocene and Quaternary, in: Van Rooij, D. et al. (Ed.) Book of Abstracts. 2nd Deep-Water Circulation Congress: The Contourite Log-book. Ghent, Belgium, 10-12 September 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 69: pp. 91-92
In: Van Rooij, D.; Rüggeberg, A. (Ed.) (2014). Book of Abstracts. 2nd Deep-Water Circulation Congress: The Contourite Log-book. Ghent, Belgium, 10-12 September 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 69. Ghent University, Department of Geology and Soil Science/Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. xviii, 152 pp., more
In: VLIZ Special Publication. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. ISSN 1377-0950, more

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Keywords
Author keywords
    Plio-Quaternary; Paleoceanograph

Authors  Top 
  • Juan, C.
  • Ercilla, G.
  • Hernández-Molina, F.J.
  • Estrada, F.
  • Alonso, B.
  • Casas, D.
  • Garcia, M.
  • Farran, M.
  • Llave, E.
  • Palomino, D.
  • Vázquez, J.T.
  • Medialdea, T.
  • Gorini, C.
  • d’Acremont, E.
  • El Moumni, B.
  • Ammar, A.
  • CONTOURIBER Team
  • MONTERA Team
  • MOWER Team

Abstract
    A multiple Contourite Depositional System has been defined in the Plio-Quaternary sedimentary register in the Alboran Sea. This multiple system formed by the Atlantic and the low density and high density Mediterranean Waters, which shaped the margins and basins since the opening of the Gibraltar Strait. Three different (paleo)circulation scenarios are proposed since then: the Atlantic water Flooding;the Pliocene circulation, characterized by immature low and high density Mediterranean waters and a strong countercurrent in the Western Basin; and the Quaternary circulation, characterized by tabular Mediterranean water masses with multiple current dynamics,an increasing influence of density contrasts, and climate shifts causing major vertical and horizontal displacements of their interfaces.

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