Project

Sedimentological and geochemical records of the June 2011 eruption of Puyehue-Cordon de Caulle volcano in lake sediments

Duration
01 January 2012 → 31 December 2015
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Geochemistry
    • Geology
    • Other biological sciences
Keywords
Chile volcanic glasses tephrostratigraphy Argentina
 
Project description

The goal of this project is to assess lateral variations in the composition of the volcanic ashes emitted during the 2011 eruption of the Puyehue-Cordon de Caulle Volcanic Complex (Chile, 40°S). The sedimentology and geochemistry of tephra layers deposited in lakes in Chile and Argentina will be analyzed by scientists from UGent and from the Centro Atomico Bariloche, Argentina.