From marginal to axial tidal-strait facies in the Early Pleistocene Siderno Strait. / Longhitano, Sergio G.; Rossi, Valentina M.; Chiarella, Domenico; Mellere, Donatella; Muto, Francesco; Tripodi, Vincenzo.

In: Geological Field Trips and Maps, Vol. 13, No. 1.4, 2021, p. 1-50.

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From marginal to axial tidal-strait facies in the Early Pleistocene Siderno Strait. / Longhitano, Sergio G.; Rossi, Valentina M.; Chiarella, Domenico; Mellere, Donatella; Muto, Francesco; Tripodi, Vincenzo.

In: Geological Field Trips and Maps, Vol. 13, No. 1.4, 2021, p. 1-50.

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Longhitano, SG, Rossi, VM, Chiarella, D, Mellere, D, Muto, F & Tripodi, V 2021, 'From marginal to axial tidal-strait facies in the Early Pleistocene Siderno Strait', Geological Field Trips and Maps, vol. 13, no. 1.4, pp. 1-50. https://doi.org/10.3301/GFT.2021.04

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Longhitano, S. G., Rossi, V. M., Chiarella, D., Mellere, D., Muto, F., & Tripodi, V. (2021). From marginal to axial tidal-strait facies in the Early Pleistocene Siderno Strait. Geological Field Trips and Maps, 13(1.4), 1-50. https://doi.org/10.3301/GFT.2021.04

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Longhitano SG, Rossi VM, Chiarella D, Mellere D, Muto F, Tripodi V. From marginal to axial tidal-strait facies in the Early Pleistocene Siderno Strait. Geological Field Trips and Maps. 2021;13(1.4):1-50. https://doi.org/10.3301/GFT.2021.04

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Longhitano, Sergio G. ; Rossi, Valentina M. ; Chiarella, Domenico ; Mellere, Donatella ; Muto, Francesco ; Tripodi, Vincenzo. / From marginal to axial tidal-strait facies in the Early Pleistocene Siderno Strait. In: Geological Field Trips and Maps. 2021 ; Vol. 13, No. 1.4. pp. 1-50.

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