MjŠuvÝtn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands

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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 8 Tephra layers at MjŠuvÝtn

Site Type Area Latitude LongitudeGrid reference Altitude (m)
Lake Faroe Islands, Streymoy 62.1279°N 7.0022°W 77
Profile Tephra Layer
NoNameTotal Profile Depth (m)TypeCorrelated name1Local name2Tephra Depth (m)CommentsGeochemical dataRef
154 Core 1 n/a Russian peat corer from boat
Hekla S Tephra 6.300 - 6.300View Data1454
Hekla 4 Tephra 6.480 - 6.480View Data1454
MjŠuvÝtn A Tephra 7.570 - 7.570View Data1454
MjŠuvÝtn B Tephra 7.570 - 7.570View Data1454
Saksunarvatn Tephra 8.310 - 8.290View Data1454
1365 MjauvÝtn 2010 9.10 1 metre overlapping cores
Hekla S TephraMjŠuvÝtn 1137.5 11.375 - 11.375 (*Cryptotephra)View Data2843
Hekla 4 TephraMjŠuvÝtn 1174 11.740 - 11.740 (*Cryptotephra)View Data2843
MjŠuvÝtn A TephraMjŠuvÝtn 1276.5 12.770 - 12.770 (*Cryptotephra)View Data2843

Notes

*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.

References

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 preceeding each reference matches the Ref number on the data table above.

2843: Olsen, J, Bjorck, S, Leng, MJ, Gudmundsdottir, ER, Odgaard, BV, Lutz, CM, Kendrick, CP, Andersen, TJ and Seidenkrantz, MS  2010  Lacustrine evidence of Holocene environmental change from three Faroese lakes: a multiproxy XRF and stable isotope study. Quaternary Science Reviews  29, ,2764-2780. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.06.029

1454: Wastegard, S., Bjorck, S., Grauert, M. and Hannon, G.E.  2001  The Mjauvotn tephra and other Holocene tephra horizons from the Faroe Islands: a link between the Icelandic source region, the Nordic Seas, and the European continent. The Holocene  11(1), 101-109..

Data Sources

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This Tephrabase search was made on 29/9/2021 at 03:29:54 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.