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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.
|Site Type||Area||Latitude||Longitude||Grid reference||Altitude (m)|
|Terrestrial||Northern Ireland, County Antrim||54.7650°N||6.2931°W||J 099921||50|
|No||Name||Total Profile Depth (m)||Type||Correlated name1||Local name2||Tephra Depth (m)||Comments||Geochemical data||Ref|
|41||Sluggan Core A||3.50||Jowsey Corer|
|Hekla 4 Tephra||Sluggan A, 335-345||3.350 - 3.450||*Cryptotephra||View Data||854|
|42||Sluggan Monolith 8||0.50||Hand dug monolith|
|SLU-5 Tephra||0.050 - 0.070||*Cryptotephra||View Data||1561|
|Hekla 1510 Tephra||0.080 - 0.100||*Cryptotephra||View Data||968|
|Öræfajökull 1362 Tephra||Sluggen 8, 20-22cm||0.200 - 0.220||*Cryptotephra||View Data||854|
|Hekla 1104 Tephra||Sluggan 8, 30-31||0.300 - 0.310||*Cryptotephra||View Data||854|
|860 AD Layer part A Tephra||Sluggen 8, 36-38cm part B||0.360 - 0.380||*Cryptotephra||View Data||854|
|860 AD Layer part B Tephra||Sluggen 8, 36-38cm part A||0.360 - 0.380||*Cryptotephra||View Data||854|
|64||Sluggan Monolith 10||2.00||Hand dug monolith|
|Lairg Tephra B||1.340 - 1.350||*Cryptotephra||View Data||968|
|Lairg Tephra A||1.490 - 1.500||*Cryptotephra||View Data||968|
|Hekla 1510 Tephra||QUB461||0.090 - 0.100||*Cryptotephra||2025|
|860 AD Layer part B Tephra||QUB459||0.320 - 0.340||*Cryptotephra||2025|
|OMH-185 (Microlite) Tephra||QUB482||1.170 - 1.190||*Cryptotephra||2025|
|Hekla 4 Tephra||QUB460||1.760 - 1.780||*Cryptotephra||2025|
*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 preceeding each reference matches the Ref number on the data table above.
1561: Hall, V.A. and Pilcher, J.R. 2002 Late-Quaternary Icelandic tephras in Ireland and Great Britain: detection, characterization and usefulness. The Holocene 12, 223-230..
968: Pilcher, J.R., Hall, V.A. and McCormac, F.G. 1996 An outline tephrochronology for the Holocene of the north of Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science 11 (6), 485-494.. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1099-1417(199611/12)11:6<485::AID-JQS266>3.0.CO;2-T
854: Pilcher, J.R., Hall, V.A., and McCormac, F.G. 1995 Dates of Holocene Icelandic volcanic eruptions from tephra layers in Irish peats.. The Holocene 5(1), 103-110.
2025: Plunkett, G. 2006 Tephra-linked peat humification records from Irish ombrotrophic bogs question nature of solar forcing at 850 cal. yr RC. Journal of Quaternary Science 21, 9-16.
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This Tephrabase search was made on 19/4/2021 at 11:19:40 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.