Hrísheimar 11, 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 20 tephra layers at Hrísheimar 11, profile no 1192

Site Type Area Latitude Longitude Altitude (m)
Terrestrial Iceland, Mývatnssveit 65.5166°N 17.1166°W 320
Profile Tephra Layer
NoNameTotal Profile Depth (m)TypeCorrelated name1Local name2Tephra Depth (m)CommentsGeochemical dataRef
1192 H11 n/a Soil section
Veiðivötn 1717 TephraH11 1 0.650 - 0.655Coarse dark tephra5294
Veiðivötn 1477 TephraH11 2 0.705 - 0.755Dark grey tephra5294
V-Sv TephraH11 3 0.795 - 0.800Fine olive green tephra5294
Landnám TephraH11 4 0.810 - 0.810Trace fine olive green tephra5294
H11 5 0.820 - 0.830Coarse dark tephra5294
H11 6 0.835 - 0.835Trace fine olive green tephra5294
H11 7 0.836 - 0.841Fine black tephra5294
H11 8 0.856 - 0.861Coarse dark tephra5294
H11 9 0.891 - 0.896Coarse dark tephra5294
H11 10 0.906 - 0.890Trace fine white tephra5294
H11 11 0.926 - 0.923Coarse dark tephra5294
H11 12 0.936 - 0.941Coarse dark tephra5294
H11 13 0.951 - 0.961Coarse dark tephra5294
H11 14 0.981 - 0.986Coarse dark tephra5294
H11 15 0.996 - 1.001Coarse dark tephra5294
H11 16 1.006 - 1.011Coarse dark tephra5294
H11 17 1.016 - 1.046Coarse dark tephra5294
Hekla 3 TephraH11 18 1.061 - 1.111Fine white tephra5294
H11 19 1.121 - 1.121Trace coarse dark tephra5294
Hekla 4 TephraH11 20 1.206 - 1.221Fine white tephra at base to grey 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 23:18:21 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.