Paulina Marsh, Oregon Tephra Dataset

Kuehn, Stephen C; ORCID: 0000-0002-2918-980X
McDonough, Katelyn N; ORCID: 0000-0003-2882-897X
Davis, Loren G; ORCID: 0000-0003-0283-9822
This data collection describes tephra samples collected from core OSU-PMOR1907-7GP-1WPAUL-OR19-7-2G as part of a multi-proxy paleoenvironmental study of sediments at Paulina Marsh, Oregon designed to help constrain human-environmental dynamics in the northern Great Basin, U.S.A. Six stratigraphic intervals of the core were sampled for primary or reworked tephra. A metadata spreadsheet, photographs, and core logs included in this data collection document the samples and their context. Tephra analysis was conducted at Concord University. Resulting tephra glass geochemistry, grain size measurements, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images, SEM image metadata, and sample preparation metadata are included in this collection. Tephras identified among the samples include Cy from Mt. St. Helens (GVP vnum 321050) and the Paulina Creek tephra of Newberry Volcano (GVP vnum 322110). These are also known respectively as the Marble Bluff and Olema distal ash beds and occur in multiple samples. A >= 7 cm thick tephra layer containing coarse ash and fine lapilli yielded geochemistry which could not be definitively correlated to a specific known eruption and source volcano but does bear similarity to some tephras of Newberry Volcano.
How to cite this dataset:
Kuehn, S. C., McDonough, K. N., Davis, L. G., 2024. Paulina Marsh, Oregon Tephra Dataset, Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). Accessed 2024-05-29.
DOI Creation Date:
Katelyn N. McDonough, Daniel G. Gavin, Richard Rosencrance, Loren G. Davis, Stephen C. Kuehn, Morgan F. Smith, Grant Snitker, Chantel V. Saban, and Ryan Szymanski (submitted) Multi-proxy Paleoenvironmental Data from Paulina Marsh Inform Human-Environmental Dynamics in the Northern Great Basin, U.S.A.
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Funding source(s):
National Science Foundation: 2054312
Coverage Scope: Other
Geographic Location: Paulina Marsh, central Oregon, northern Great Basin
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tephra, glass geochemistry
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Related Information
  • Smithsonian Volcano Number: 321050
  • Smithsonian Volcano Number: 322110