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Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 69–74 | Cite as

The date of last large eruption of Changbaishan-Tianchi volcano and its significance

  • Liu Ruoxin 
  • Qiu Shihua 
  • Cai Lianzhen 
  • Wei Haiquan 
  • Yang Qingfu 
  • Xian Ziqiang 
  • Bo Guancheng 
  • Zhong Jian 
Article

Abstract

The systematical14C age of a large gagatite, which has been found in the purniceous airfall deposits of the last large eruption of Changhaishan-Tianchi volcano, is dated from its centre to its edge. By fitting the14C age with the high precise calibrated curve of tree ring, it IS concluded that t h r date of the last large eruption is (1215±15) AD. In addition, the climatic effects of that large eruption are also discussed. pointing out that the last large eruption probably corresponds to the sulfuric acid peak at (1227 ± 2) AD in GISP2 Greenland ice core.

Keywords

Changbaishan-Tianchi volcano date of large eruption 14C dating global climate change 

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© Science in China Press 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Liu Ruoxin 
    • 1
  • Qiu Shihua 
    • 2
  • Cai Lianzhen 
    • 2
  • Wei Haiquan 
    • 1
  • Yang Qingfu 
    • 3
  • Xian Ziqiang 
    • 2
  • Bo Guancheng 
    • 2
  • Zhong Jian 
    • 2
  1. 1.State Seismology BureauInstitute of GeologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesInstitute of ArchaeologyBeijingChina
  3. 3.Seismology Bureau of Jilin ProvinceChangchunChina

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