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STRATI 2013 pp 1227-1232 | Cite as

Mineral Phases as a Tool for Robust Correlation of Proximal–Distal Tephra in the Central Mediterranean Area

  • Raffaele GiordanoEmail author
  • Roberto Sulpizio
  • Alfredo Caggianelli
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

Tephra layers and Quaternary sedimentary archives constitute a mutual and integrative system capable of providing relevant information for both Quaternary science research and volcanological hazard assessment. The results of our study of the Central Mediterranean area indicate that the collation of tephra mineral phase compositions and assemblages in a GIS database shows promise for improving the correlative potential of distal tephra layers in the region.

Keywords

Central Mediterranean Quaternary volcanoes Tephra correlation Distal–proximal deposits Mineral phases 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raffaele Giordano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Roberto Sulpizio
    • 1
  • Alfredo Caggianelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e GeoambientaliBariItaly

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