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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Clim. Past, 13, 303-316, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-303-2017
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05 Apr 2017
The 3.6 ka Aniakchak tephra in the Arctic Ocean: a constraint on the Holocene radiocarbon reservoir age in the Chukchi Sea
Christof Pearce et al.

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The eruption of the Alaskan Aniakchak volcano of 3.6 thousand years ago was one of the largest Holocene eruptions worldwide. The resulting ash is found in several Alaskan sites and as far as Newfoundland and Greenland. In this study, we found ash from the Aniakchak eruption in a marine sediment core from the western Chukchi Sea in the Arctic Ocean. Combined with radiocarbon dates on mollusks, the volcanic age marker is used to calculate the marine radiocarbon reservoir age at that time.
The eruption of the Alaskan Aniakchak volcano of 3.6 thousand years ago was one of the largest...
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