Lateglacial cryptotephra detected within clay varves in Ostergotland, south-east Sweden
2014 (English)In: Journal of Quaternary Science, ISSN 0267-8179, E-ISSN 1099-1417, Vol. 29, no 7, 605-609 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Here we present a 710-year-long floating varve record from south-east Sweden. Tephra analyses confirm the presence of the rhyolitic Vedde Ash preserved within two consecutive varve years, confirming the Younger Dryas age of the varve series. This permits, for the first time, direct correlation of Swedish varved clay with other records of equivalent resolution which also preserve the Vedde Ash and demonstrates that the potential exists to independently date the Swedish Timescale. This discovery will allow direct comparison of rates, timing and duration of key climatic events across Europe and the North Atlantic region in records of equivalent resolution.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 29, no 7, 605-609 p.
Sweden, tephra, varves, Vedde ash, Younger Dryas
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-110205DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2738ISI: 000344003500001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-110205DiVA: diva2:769856