Sellandagróf 2, 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 26 Tephra layers at Sellandagróf 2

Site Type Area Latitude Longitude Altitude (m)
Terrestrial Iceland, Mývatnssveit 65.4331°N 17.0767°W 400
Profile Tephra Layer
NoNameTotal Profile Depth (m)TypeCorrelated name1Local name2Tephra Depth (m)CommentsGeochemical dataRef
1213 Selland2a n/a Peat section
Veiđivötn 1477 TephraSelland2a 1 0.710 - 1.410Dark grey tephra - bedded tephra5294
Selland2a 2 1.460 - 1.660Disturbed peat/tephra - thickness in between 10 and 40cm; 20cm average layer thickness5294
V-Sv TephraSelland2a 3 1.660 - 1.680Fine olive green tephra5294
Landnám TephraSelland2a 4 1.690 - 1.705Fine olive green tephra5294
Selland2a 5 1.720 - 1.735Reworked coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 6 1.735 - 1.750Coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 7 1.755 - 1.760Olive green tephra5294
Selland2a 8 1.765 - 1.775Coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 9 1.805 - 1.820Coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 10 1.830 - 1.840Coarse black tephra5294
Selland2a 11 1.860 - 1.870Diffuse coarse black tephra5294
Selland2a 12 1.895 - 1.910Peat and reworked fine dark tephra 5294
Selland2a 13 1.910 - 1.920Coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 14 1.935 - 1.945Coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 15 1.955 - 1.960Diffuse coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 16 1.975 - 1.995Diffuse coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 17 2.055 - 2.065Coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 18 2.075 - 2.075Trace coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 19 2.090 - 2.100Coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 20 2.115 - 2.120Coarse black tephra5294
Selland2a 21 2.130 - 2.130Trace coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 22 2.170 - 2.180Fine white tephra5294
Selland2a 23 2.180 - 2.185Coarse dark tephra5294
Selland2a 24 2.190 - 2.195Coarse dark tephra5294
Hverfjall TephraSelland2a 25 2.205 - 2.220Coarse to very coarse black tephra5294
Hekla 3 TephraSelland2a 26 2.310 - 2.810Fine white tephra5294
1235 Selland2b n/a Peat section - 25m downstream from Selland2a - Hekla 3 tephra used to link the two profiles.


*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.

Data Sources

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This Tephrabase search was made on 2/3/2024 at 22:31:36 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.