Tephrochronology by Microprobe Glass Analysis

  • Gudrún Larsen
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 75)


Basaltic tephra layers form a considerable part of the postglacial tephra deposits in Iceland. They can be related to the volcanic systems that produced them by characteristics based on major and minor element chemistry. Microprobe analysis of volcanic glass shards have made it possible to relate even very thin (1–2 mm) basaltic tephra layers in distal areas outside the volcanic zones to their source.


Volcanic Zone Tephra Layer Ground Water Table Volcanic System Soil Section 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gudrún Larsen
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  1. 1.Nordic Volcanological InstituteUniversity of IcelandReykjavikIceland

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