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Siwan Davies

Visiting Professor (Fulbright Scholar)

Siwan Davies

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Research interests

Siwan is based at Swansea University (Wales) and is a Fulbright Scholar at Maine and her research focus is the relationship between volcanic forcing and climate.



  • Davies, S. M. 2015. Cryptotephras: the revolution in correlation and precision dating. Journal of Quaternary Science. 10.1002/jqs.2766

Additional Publications

  • Bourne, A. J., Abbott, P. M., Albert, P. G., Cook, E., Pearce, N. J. G., Ponomareva, V., Svensson, A., Davies, S. M. Underestimated risks of recurrent long-range ash dispersal from northern Pacific Arc volcanoes. Scientific Reports 6, 29837 10.1038/srep29837
  • Abbott, P. M., Bourne, A. J., Purcell, C. S., Davies, S. M., Scourse, J. D., Pearce, N. J. G. Last Glacial Period Cryptotephra Deposits in an Eastern North Atlantic Marine Sequence: Exploring Linkages to the Greenland Ice-Cores. 2016. Quaternary Geochronology, 31, 62-76. doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2015.11.001
  • Bourne, A. J. Cook, E., Abbott, P. M., Seierstad, I. K., Steffensen, J. P., Svensson, A., Fischer, H., Schüpbach, S., Davies, S. M. 2015. A tephra lattice for Greenland and a reconstruction of volcanic events spanning 25–45 ka b2k. Quaternary Science Reviews, 118, 122-141 cirev.2014.07.017

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  • Griggs, A., Davies, S., Abbott, P., Coleman, M., Palmer, A., Rasmussen, T. & Johnston, R. 2015. Visualizing tephra deposits and sedimentary processes in the marine environment: The potential of X-ray microtomography. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 4329-4343
  • Seierstad, I. K., Abbott, P. M., Bigler, M., Blunier, T., Bourne, A. J., Brook, E., Buchardt, S., L., Buizert, C., Clausen, H. B., Cook, E., Dahl-Jensen, D., Davies, S. M., Guillevic, M., Johnsen, S. J., Pedersen, D. S., Popp, T., Rasmussen, S. O., Severinghaus, J., Svensson, A., Vinther, B. M. Consistently dated records from the Greenland GRIP, GISP2 and NGRIP ice cores for the past 104 ka reveal regional millennial-scale isotope gradients with possible Heinrich Event imprint. 2014. Quaternary Science Reviews 106, 29-46. 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.10.032
  • Davies, S. M., Abbott, P. M., Meara, Rh, H. Pearce, N. J., Austin, W. E. N., Chapman, M. R., Svensson, A. M., Bigler, M., Rasmussen, T. L. Rasmussen, S. O. Farmer, E. 2014. A North Atlantic tephrostratigraphical framework for 130-60 ka b2k: new tephra discoveries, marine based-correlations, and future challenges. Quaternary Science Reviews 106, 101-121 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.03.024
  • Abbott, P. M. Davies, S. M. 2012. Volcanism and the Greenland ice-cores: the tephra record. Earth Science Reviews 115, 173-191. 10.1016/j.earscirev.2012.09.001
  • Davies, S. M., Abbott, P. M., Pearce, N. J. G., Wastegård, S., Blockley, S. P. E. 2012. Integrating the INTIMATE records using tephrochronology: rising to the challenge. Quaternary Science Reviews. 36, 11-27 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.04.005


PhD University of London 2003

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