Tephrabase: A Tephrochronological Database for Paleoenvironmental StudiesEntry ID: TEPHRABASE
Abstract: Tephrabase is a database of tephra layers found in Iceland, north-west Europe and central Mexico. Tephra refers to all of the solid material produced from a volcano eruption. The study of tephra layers from present and past volcanism is an important contribution to research on the impact of volcanic activity on climate change. The study of tephra layers can also be used a chronological tool ... (tephrochronology).
The Tephrabase database contains tephra and volcanic data and information from Iceland, north-west Europe and central Mexico (geochemical data not available yet from Mexico). The Tephrabase database can be queried by spatial distribution, temporal coverage, geochemical characteristics, and by particular eruption. The database covers data from the Quaternary (post 20ka BP) to the present.
The Tephrabase database and extensive references can be searched via the World-Wide Web at:
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Newton, A.J.
Dataset Title: Tephrabase: A Tephrochronological Database
Dataset Release Date: 1995
Dataset Release Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Dataset Publisher: University of Edinburgh, Department of GeographyOnline Resource: http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/tephra/tbasehom.html
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints The Tephrabase system and compilation of data are copyrighted by the
University of Edinburgh. Please refer to the copyright information
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: WWW
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 44 (0)131 650 2561
Fax: 44 (0)131 650 2524
Email: ajn at geo.ed.ac.uk
Department of Geography University of Edinburgh Drummond Street Edinburgh EH8 9XP
Province or State: UK
Newton A.J., Gittings B., Stuart N. (1997) Designing a scientific
database Query Server using the World Wide Web: The example of
Tephrabase. Inovations in GIS 4, Taylor and Francis, London, 251-266.
Newton A.J. (1996) Tephrabase. A Tephrochronological
Database. Quaternary Newsletter, 78, 8-13.
For a complete set of references and searchable bibliography, see:
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-06