Hrísheimar 10, Mývatnssveit, Iceland

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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 21 tephra layers at Hrísheimar 10, profile no 1191

Site Type Area Latitude Longitude Altitude (m)
Terrestrial Iceland, Mývatnssveit 65.5174°N 17.1157°W 320
Profile Tephra Layer
NoNameTotal Profile Depth (m)TypeCorrelated name1Local name2Tephra Depth (m)CommentsGeochemical dataRef
1191 H10 n/a Soil section
Veiðivötn 1717 TephraH10 1 1.250 - 1.255Patchy coarse dark tephra5294
H10 2 1.335 - 1.335Trace fine dark tephra5294
Veiðivötn 1477 TephraH10 3 1.340 - 1.380Fine dark grey tephra5294
H10 4 1.400 - 1.400Trace coarse dark tephra5294
V-Sv TephraH10 5 1.400 - 1.405Fine olive green tephra5294
Landnám TephraH10 6 1.415 - 1.420Fine olive green tephra5294
H10 7 1.435 - 1.440Coarse dark tephra5294
H10 8 1.445 - 1.445Trace fine olive green tephra5294
H10 9 1.450 - 1.460Fine black tephra5294
H10 10 1.495 - 1.500Coarse dark tephra5294
H10 11 1.515 - 1.515Trace fine white tephra5294
H10 12 1.550 - 1.555Coarse dark tephra5294
H10 13 1.565 - 1.570Fine dark tephra5294
H10 14 1.585 - 1.590Coarse dark tephra5294
H10 15 1.600 - 1.605Coarse dark tephra5294
H10 16 1.610 - 1.615Coarse dark tephra5294
Hverfjall TephraH10 17 1.620 - 1.650Coarse dark tephra5294
H10 18 1.665 - 1.665Trace coarse dark tephra5294
Hekla 3 TephraH10 19 1.665 - 1.670Fine white tephra5294
H10 20 1.675 - 1.675Trace coarse dark tephra5294
Hekla 4 TephraH10 21 1.785 - 2.085Fine white tephra at base to dark tephra at top5294


*Note that the Tephra layer depth of a cryptotephra 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 preceding each reference matches the Ref number on the data table above.

5294: Sigurðardóttir, R., Newton, A. J., Hicks, M. T., Dugmore, A. J., Hreinsson, V., Ogilvie, A. E. J., Júlíusson, Á. D., Einarsson, Á., Hartman, S., Simpson, I. A., Vésteinsson, O., and McGovern, T. M.   2019   Trolls, Water, Time, and Community: Resource Management in the Mývatn District of Northeast Iceland. Studies in Human Ecology, Vol. 11: Global Perspectives on Long Term Community Resource Management  Lozny, L. R. and McGovern, T. H., Springer International Publishing, New York,77-101.

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This Tephrabase search was made on 2/3/2024 at 22:45:41 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.