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The impact and significance of tephra deposition on a Holocene forest environment in the North Cascades, Washington, USA (2016)
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Egan, J., Fletcher, W. J., Allott, T. E. H., Lane, C. S., Blackford, J. J., & Clark, D. H. (2016). The impact and significance of tephra deposition on a Holocene forest environment in the North Cascades, Washington, USA. Quaternary science reviews, 137(April), 135-155 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.02.013

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. High-resolution palaeoecological analyses (stratigraphy, tephra geochemistry, radiocarbon dating, pollen and ordination) were used to reconstruct a Holocene vegetation history of a watershed in the Pacific Northwest of America to... Read More about The impact and significance of tephra deposition on a Holocene forest environment in the North Cascades, Washington, USA.

Centennial-scale climate change in Ireland during the Holocene (2013)
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Swindles, G. T., Lawson, I. T., Matthews, I. P., Blaauw, M., Daley, T. J., Charman, D. J., …Armit, I. (2013). Centennial-scale climate change in Ireland during the Holocene. Earth-Science Reviews, 126, 300-320. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.08.012

We examine mid- to late Holocene centennial-scale climate variability in Ireland using proxy data from peatlands, lakes and a speleothem. A high degree of between-record variability is apparent in the proxy data and significant chronological uncertai... Read More about Centennial-scale climate change in Ireland during the Holocene.

Distal volcanic impacts on peatlands: palaeoecological evidence from Alaska (2008)
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Payne, R., & Blackford, J. (2008). Distal volcanic impacts on peatlands: palaeoecological evidence from Alaska. Quaternary science reviews, 27(21-22), 2012-2030. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.08.002

Despite the fact that volcanic ash (tephra) layers are found preserved in peat deposits around the world, comparatively little research has investigated the impacts of distal volcanic emissions on peatlands. This study investigates the impacts of sev... Read More about Distal volcanic impacts on peatlands: palaeoecological evidence from Alaska.

Using cryptotephras to extend regional tephrochronologies: an example from southeast Alaska and implications for hazard assessment (2008)
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Payne, R., Blackford, J., & van der Plicht, J. (2008). Using cryptotephras to extend regional tephrochronologies: an example from southeast Alaska and implications for hazard assessment. Quaternary Research, 69(1), 42-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2007.10.007

Cryptotephrochronology, the use of hidden, diminutive volcanic ash layers to date sediments, has rarely been applied outside western Europe but has the potential to improve the tephrochronology of other regions of the world. Here we present the first... Read More about Using cryptotephras to extend regional tephrochronologies: an example from southeast Alaska and implications for hazard assessment.