News & Events

INSTAAR Seminar: In search of life in a pinch of salt: Integrated stratigraphy and sedimentology...

Monday, January 23, 2017, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Speaker

Aaron Meilijson

Location:

SEEC Auditorium (C120)

Seminar series

This semester's INSTAAR seminars are held jointly with CWEST and the Hydrology and Water Resources program.

Full title

In search of life in a pinch of salt: Integrated stratigraphy and sedimentology of Messinian evaporites in the deep eastern Mediterranean

Abstract

The Messinian salinity crisis (MSC) is perceived as an environmental crisis governed by climatic and tectonic controls, affecting global ocean salinity, and shaping the Mediterranean's biochemical composition. In this work we investigate the previously inaccessible domains of the MSC in the deepest realms of the Mediterranean.

Audience

Free and open to the public.