Sandfell 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 18 Tephra layers at Sandfell 2

Site Type Area Latitude Longitude Altitude (m)
Terrestrial Iceland, Mývatnssveit 65.5356°N 17.2206°W 431
Profile Tephra Layer
NoNameTotal Profile Depth (m)TypeCorrelated name1Local name2Tephra Depth (m)CommentsGeochemical dataRef
1234 SF2 n/a Soil section
Veiđivötn 1717 TephraSF2 1 0.855 - 0.860Coarse dark tephra8105
SF2 2 0.950 - 0.950Trace of patchy coarse dark tephra8105
Veiđivötn 1477 TephraSF2 3 0.950 - 0.9702cm layer divided in two parts: 1cm upper part - soil/tephra mix; 1cm lower part - coarse green grey tephra, diffuse in the upper part8105
SF2 4 0.980 - 0.985Coarse dark tephra8105
Örćfajökull 1362 TephraSF2 5 0.995 - 0.995Trace of very patchy fine white tephra8105
Veiđivötn 1159 TephraSF2 6 1.030 - 1.040Fine olive green tephra8105
Hekla 1158 TephraSF2 7 1.040 - 1.040Trace of very patchy fine white tephra8105
Hekla 1104 TephraSF2 8 1.055 - 1.055Trace fine white tephra8105
SF2 9 1.070 - 1.070Trace fine dark tephra8105
V-Sv TephraSF2 10 1.090 - 1.100Fine olive green tephra8105
Landnám TephraSF2 11 1.110 - 1.110Trace of fine olive green tephra8105
SF2 12 1.120 - 1.135Fine to coarse grey tephra8105
SF2 13 1.136 - 1.136Trace of fine olive green tephra8105
SF2 14 1.137 - 1.157Coarse black tephra8105
SF2 15 1.167 - 1.177Coarse green brown tephra8105
SF2 16 1.212 - 1.212Trace of patchy coarse dark tephra8105
Hekla 3 TephraSF2 17 2.042 - 2.082Fine white tephra8105
Hekla 4 TephraSF2 18 2.242 - 2.2874.5cm layer dived into two: 2.5cm upper part - fine dark tephra, 2cm lower part - fine white tephra8105


*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.

8105: Anthony Newton and Andrew Dugmore  2018  Institute of Geography, School of GeoScience, University of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP UK

Data Sources

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This Tephrabase search was made on 3/3/2024 at 00:01:15 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.