A high resolution 40Ar/39Ar lava chronology and edifice construction history for Tongariro volcano, New Zealand

dc.check.date2022-07-16
dc.check.infoAccess to this article is restricted until 24 months after publication by request of the publisher.en
dc.contributor.authorPure, Leo R.
dc.contributor.authorLeonard, Graham S.
dc.contributor.authorTownsend, Dougal B.
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Colin J. N.
dc.contributor.authorCalvert, Andrew T.
dc.contributor.authorCole, Rosie P.
dc.contributor.authorConway, Chris E.
dc.contributor.authorGamble, John A.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, T. 'Bubs'
dc.contributor.funderVictoria University of Wellingtonen
dc.contributor.funderGNS Science, New Zealanden
dc.contributor.funderMinistry of Business, Innovation and Employmenten
dc.contributor.funderEarthquake Commissionen
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-31T09:57:50Z
dc.date.available2020-07-31T09:57:50Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-16
dc.date.updated2020-07-31T09:38:45Z
dc.description.abstractDetailed mapping and geochronological investigations of edifice-forming materials reconstruct the growth history of Tongariro volcano, New Zealand, and subdivide the edifice into thirty six distinct units which are organised into twelve formations and constituent members. Twenty nine new 40Ar/39Ar age determinations, along with published K/Ar ages combined with volume estimates, petrographic observations and rock chemistry provide an integrated history of the volcano's growth through edifice-forming lavas and pyroclastic deposits. The oldest lava (512 ± 59 ka, 2 s.d.) is a small inlier of basaltic-andesite on Tongariro's NW sector that may reflect a nearly buried independent volcano. The next oldest material that can be confidently attributed to a Tongariro source is 304 ± 11 ka andesite, incorporated as boulders in late Pleistocene ejecta from the Tama Lakes area. In-situ lavas at Tongariro date from 230 ka to present, including numerous flows erupted during glacial periods and building the edifice unevenly due to emplacement against valley-filling ice bodies. Tongariro has a total edifice volume of ~90 km3, 19 km3 of which is represented by exposed map units, with glacial deposits amounting to <1 km3. The ring plain volume immediately adjacent to the volcano contains ~60 km3 of material. Sequential eruptive records, from 230 ka to present, reveal an irregular cyclicity in MgO concentrations over ~10–70 kyr intervals. During these cycles, rapid (≤10 kyr) increases in MgO concentrations to ≥5–9 wt% are inferred to reflect episodes of enhanced mafic magma replenishment, with maxima at ~230, ~160, ~117, ~88, ~56, ~35, ~17.5 ka and during the Holocene, which are each followed by gradual declines to ~2–5 wt%. Field evidence, including extensive moraines and U-shaped valleys, and lava textures, implies repeated occupation of valleys on Tongariro by major glaciers and possibly ice caps. During periods of major ice coverage, which generally correlate with global cold climate/glacial Marine Isotope Stages, edifice-building rates on Tongariro were only 17–26% of those during warmer climatic periods. Because the changes in edifice-building rates do not coincide with changes in the magmatic system, these contrasts are inferred to reflect a preservation bias whereby materials erupted onto ice were contemporaneously (or subsequently, as ice masses melted) conveyed to the ring plain as debris rather than building the edifice. Although the Tongariro edifice is smaller than that of neighbouring Ruapehu (~150 km3), the exposed edifice materials on Tongariro record a longer and more complex growth history. The wider geographic distribution of <50 ka vent locations at Tongariro reflects greater rifting rates than at Ruapehu.en
dc.description.sponsorshipVictoria University of Wellington (PhD Scholarship); Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (ECLIPSE Programme); Earthquake Commission (Grant 16/U735)en
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.description.versionAccepted Versionen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.citationPure, L. R., Leonard, G. S., Townsend, D. B., Wilson, C. J. N., Calvert, A. T., Cole, R. P., Conway, C. E., Gamble, J. A. and Smith, T. B. (2020) 'A high resolution 40Ar/39Ar lava chronology and edifice construction history for Tongariro volcano, New Zealand', Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 403, pp. 106993. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.106993en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.106993en
dc.identifier.issn0377-0273
dc.identifier.journaltitleJournal of Volcanology and Geothermal Researchen
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10468/10345
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier B.V.en
dc.relation.urihttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0377027320301086en
dc.rights© 2020, Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.en
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectTongariroen
dc.subjectAr/Ar datingen
dc.subjectEruptive historyen
dc.subjectComposite volcanoen
dc.subjectGlaciovolcanismen
dc.subjectAndesite volcanismen
dc.titleA high resolution 40Ar/39Ar lava chronology and edifice construction history for Tongariro volcano, New Zealanden
dc.typeArticle (peer-reviewed)en
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 2 of 2
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
1-s2.0-S0377027320301086-main.pdf
Size:
1.08 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:
Accepted Version
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
1-s2.0-S0377027320301086-mmc1.docx
Size:
6.37 MB
Format:
Microsoft Word XML
Description:
Appendix A - Supplementary Data
License bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
license.txt
Size:
2.71 KB
Format:
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Description: