Extending the known distribution of the Vedde Ash into Siberia: occurrence in lake sediments from the Timan Ridge and the Ural Mountains, northern Russia

TitleExtending the known distribution of the Vedde Ash into Siberia: occurrence in lake sediments from the Timan Ridge and the Ural Mountains, northern Russia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsHaflidason H, Regnell C, Pyne-O'Donnell S, Svendsen JI
JournalBoreas
Volume48
Issue2
Pagination444-451
Date Published04/2019
Abstract

Tephra shards from the Vedde Ash eruption have been identified in two lakes from northwestern Russia and the Polar Ural Mountains. This is the most distal and easternmost occurrence of this regional tephra marker horizon found so far and it extends the area of the Vedde Ash tephra more than 1700km further east than previously documented. This means that particles the size of fine sand have travelled more than 4000km from the Katla volcano source, south Iceland. These findings offer a new possibility to correlate archives over a very long distance in the time period around the Younger Dryas.

DOI10.1111/bor.12354