Mineral Phases as a Tool for Robust Correlation of Proximal–Distal Tephra in the Central Mediterranean Area
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.
KeywordsCentral Mediterranean Quaternary volcanoes Tephra correlation Distal–proximal deposits Mineral phases
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