Oddastađir 02 1, Mývatnssveit, Iceland

If resolution of the map above is poor, you can select another basemap by clicking on the left hand + symbol.

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 Oddastađir 02 1, profile no 1209

Site Type Area Latitude Longitude Altitude (m)
Terrestrial Iceland, Mývatnssveit 65.4767°N 17.0787°W 370
Profile Tephra Layer
NoNameTotal Profile Depth (m)TypeCorrelated name1Local name2Tephra Depth (m)CommentsGeochemical dataRef
1209 OD02 1 n/a Soil section
Veiđivötn 1717 TephraOD02 1 1 0.200 - 0.205Coarse dark tephra5294
Veiđivötn 1477 TephraOD02 1 2 0.285 - 0.345Fine gray tephra5294
OD02 1 3 0.365 - 0.365Trace fine dark tephra5294
OD02 1 4 0.380 - 0.380Trace fine dark tephra5294
OD02 1 5 0.400 - 0.405Fine olive green tephra5294
OD02 1 6 0.415 - 0.415Trace fine dark tephra5294
Hekla 1158 TephraOD02 1 7 0.425 - 0.425Trace fine white tephra5294
V-Sv TephraOD02 1 8 0.435 - 0.440Fine olive green tephra5294
Landnám TephraOD02 1 9 0.450 - 0.450Trace fine olive green tephra5294
OD02 1 10 0.465 - 0.475Fine black tephra5294
OD02 1 11 0.480 - 0.485Fine olive green tephra5294
OD02 1 12 0.490 - 0.500Fine dark tephra5294
OD02 1 13 0.700 - 0.705Fine dark tephra5294
OD02 1 14 0.725 - 0.735Fine dark tephra5294
OD02 1 15 0.750 - 0.750Trace fine white tephra5294
OD02 1 16 0.760 - 0.770Coarse dark tephra5294
Hverfjall TephraOD02 1 17 0.800 - 0.815Coarse black tephra5294
Hekla 3 TephraOD02 1 18 0.875 - 0.955Fine white tephra5294
OD02 1 19 1.095 - 1.100Fine dark tephra5294
Hekla 4 TephraOD02 1 20 1.105 - 1.145Fine white to gray tephra5294


*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: Sigurđardóttir, 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. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-15800-2_5

Data Sources

All of the data contained in this database is either published or donated. When using the data, acknowledgement must be made of the original source of the data and that the data was obtained from Tephrabase. See Copyright information.

This Tephrabase search was made on 3/3/2024 at 00:15:45 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.