Lane, C. S., Lowe, D. J., Blockley, S. P. E., Suzuki, T., & Smith, V. C. (2017). Advancing tephrochronology as a global dating tool: applications in volcanology, archaeology, and palaeoclimatic research. Quaternary Geochronology, 40, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2017.04.003
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Layers of far-travelled volcanic ash (tephra) from explosive volcanic eruptions provide stratigraphic and numerical dating horizons in sedimentary and volcanic sequences. Such tephra layers may be dispersed over tens to thousands of kilometres from source, reaching far beyond individual volcanic regions. Tephrochronology is consequently a truly global dating tool, with applications increasingly widespread across a range of Quaternary and geoscience disciplines. This special issue of the International Focus Group on Tephrochronology and Volcanism (INTAV) showcases some of the many recent advances in tephrochronology, from methodological developments to diverse applications across volcanological, archaeological, and palaeoclimatological research.
This is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Quaternary Geochronology. © 2017 Elsevier.