A new mid-Holocene tephra in central Sweden
2009 (English)In: GFF, ISSN 1103-5897, Vol. 131, no 4, 293-297 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A mid Holocene tephra, LBA-2 has been found in a peat bog in central Sweden. Geochemical analyses suggest an origin in an evolved volcanic centre, most likely the Snæfellsnes volcanic centre in western Iceland. The geochemistry of the LBA-2 tephra is similar to the youngest of three silicic tephra layers from Snæfellsjökull, Sn-1 dated to 1780 cal yr BP. However, wiggle-match dating indicates an age of 3550-3650 cal yr BP, close in age to the Hekla-S/Kebister tephra (3720 cal yr BP), previously found in several sites in Scandinavia. Detailed geochemical analyses and dating is lacking for the mid Holocene Sn-2 tephra in Iceland but it is likely that the geochemical composition is similar as the Sn-1 tephra. The LBA-2 tephra is tentatively correlated with the Sn-2 tephra and we also suggest that the ‘x’ tephra layer (ca 3500 BP) found in the Dyngjufjöll area, central Iceland (Sigvaldason et al. 1992) can be correlated with the Sn-2 tephra.
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London: Taylor & Francis , 2009. Vol. 131, no 4, 293-297 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-32910DOI: 10.1080/11035890903452662ISI: 000272850400003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-32910DiVA: diva2:281927