tephrochronology love

tephrochronology

Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • For older sediments, techniques include tephrochronology (involving potassium) and magnetostratigraphy (involving iron).

    NYT > Home Page

  • In tephrochronology, layers of volcanic ash, tephra, often contain potassium-bearing minerals whose crystallization age can be determined, even going back billions of years.

    NYT > Home Page

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • The dating of volcanic eruptions and other events by studying layers of tephra. (OED)

    March 11, 2007