An exceptionally large late Quaternary eruption from New Zealand

  title={An exceptionally large late Quaternary eruption from New Zealand},
  author={P. Froggatt and C. Nelson and L. Carter and G. Griggs and K. Black},
A thick, widespread volcanic ash layer sampled from marine cores in the South Pacific and sub-Antarctic, has been identified using major and rare-earth element chemistry. It is the correlative of the airfall Mount Curl Tephra, the initial eruptive phase of the voluminous Whakamaru Ignimbrite from Taupo, New Zealand. Detailed oxygen-isotope analysis on the late Quaternary section of the core from Deep Sea Drilling Project Site 594, supplemented by other data, places Mount Curl Tephra within the… Expand
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