Saksunarvatn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

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This page contains the results of your search. It is divided into two sections. The first contains information about any tephra layers present at the site and the second part contains details about the source references and the date and time of the search.

Your search has found 3 tephra layers at Saksunarvatn

Site Type Area Latitude Longitude Grid reference Altitude (m)
Lake Faroe Islands, Streymoy 62.2405°N 7.1561°W n/a n/a





*Note that the Tephra layer depth of a crytotephra does not indicate the thickness of the layer, as in a visible tephra tephra layer. The thickness indicates the spread of the tephra shards in the sediment or sometimes the top and bottom depths are the same (i.e. no apparent thickness).

1Correlated tephra name means that the tephra deposit has been correlated with a tephra horizon found at multiple sites (e.g. Hekla 4). Of course, these correlations could be reinterpreted and care needs to be taken.

2Local tephra name is the name given by the researchers for the tephra found at the site, this is often a mixture of a site code/name and the depth of the tephra. Not all tephra layers in Tephrabase have a local name, but more or being added. This is independent of any correlations to other tephra deposits.


The data on this page is from the following source(s). If you use this data please acknowledge the source of the data. The number preceeding each reference matches the Ref number on the data table above.

1207: Dugmore, A.J. and Newton, A.J.  1997  Holocene tephra layers in the Faroe Islands. Frodskaparrit  45, 141-154..

353: Mangerud, J., Furnes, H., and Johansen, J.  1986  A 9,000 year old ash bed on the Faroe Islands. Quaternary Research  26, 262-265.

Data Sources

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This Tephrabase search was made on 21/5/2018 at 00:19:50 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.