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dc.contributor.authorDanišík, Martin
dc.contributor.authorShane, Phil A.R.
dc.contributor.authorSchmitt, Axel K.
dc.contributor.authorHogg, Alan G.
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Guaciara M.
dc.contributor.authorStorm, Sonja
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Noreen J.
dc.contributor.authorFifield, L. Keith
dc.contributor.authorLindsay, Jan M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-07T01:57:39Z
dc.date.available2012-11-07T01:57:39Z
dc.date.copyright2012-10
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationDanišík, M., Shane, P.A.R., Schmitt, A. K., Hogg, A., Santos, G. M., Storm, S., Evans, N. J., et al. (2012). Re-anchoring the late Pleistocene tephrochronology of New Zealand based on concordant radiocarbon ages and combined ²³⁸U/ ²³ºTh disequilibrium and (U-Th)/He zircon ages. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 349-350, 240-250.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn0012-821X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6806
dc.description.abstractThe caldera-forming Rotoiti eruption from Okataina volcano was one of the largest rhyolite events of the last 100ka in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. Its associated widespread tephra layer (Rotoehu tephra) is a significant time marker in terrestrial-marine paleoclimate correlation studies in the SW Pacific. However, the accurate and precise age of this eruption, and of the subsequent, smaller volume Earthquake Flat (EQF) eruption, has been the subject of controversy despite numerous studies. We have applied combined ²³⁸U/ ²³ºTh disequilibrium and (U-Th)/He dating of zircon from Rotoiti and EQF deposits, and obtained overlapping ages of 45.1(7)±3.3ka and 45.1(6)±2.9ka, respectively. These results are supported by new and published high-precision radiocarbon data bracketing the age of the Rotoiti eruption between 44.8±0.3 and 47.5±2.1ka cal BP. These age data are also in good agreement with a range of previously published estimates based on paleoclimate (palynology), luminescence dating of enclosing sediment, and sedimentation rates in terrestrial and marine settings. However, these results are at variance with a commonly quoted age of ~60ka, largely constrained by a single ⁴ºAr/ ³⁹Ar age of an overlying glassy lava flow at a distal tephra site. This study demonstrates the potential for combined ²³⁸U/ ²³ºTh disequilibrium and (U-Th)/He dating of zircon in tephra and other volcanic deposits to provide age control in the 40-100ka time interval, a period difficult to constrain using more traditional radiocarbon, K/Ar and ⁴ºAr/ ³⁹Ar methods.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofEarth and Planetary Science Letters
dc.subject(U-Th)/He datingen_NZ
dc.subject²³⁸U/ ²³ºTh disequilibrium datingen_NZ
dc.subjectquaternary geochronologyen_NZ
dc.subjectradiocarbon datingen_NZ
dc.subjectRotoiti eruptionen_NZ
dc.subjectTaupo Volcanic Zoneen_NZ
dc.titleRe-anchoring the late Pleistocene tephrochronology of New Zealand based on concordant radiocarbon ages and combined ²³⁸U/ ²³ºTh disequilibrium and (U-Th)/He zircon agesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.epsl.2012.06.041en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfEarth and Planetary Science Lettersen_NZ
pubs.begin-page240en_NZ
pubs.elements-id37887
pubs.end-page250en_NZ
pubs.volume349-350en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noCen_NZ


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