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Dr. Thomas Westerhold

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Thomas Westerhold

Research Interests

  • Astronomical Tuning of the Geological Time Scale
  • Climatic evolution of Cenozoic Oceans
  • Stable Isotopes (oxygen & carbon) to study paleoceanography
  • Non-destructive Core Logging/Scanning methods incl. XRF Core Scanning
  • Core Splicing and Core Image Processing
EGU General Assembly 2024
Session  CL1.1.4 Past warm climate lessons to navigate into the future

Submit your abstract to the Session CL1.1.4

Conveners: Eleni Anagnostou, Anna Joy Drury, Sindia Sosdian, Victoria Taylor, Thomas Westerhold



Abstract  13:00 CET, 10Jan2024

Financial Support: 13:00 CET, 01Dec2023


Paleogene Climate Stripes from CENOGRID
EGU General Assembly 2024
Illuminating a Warmer World: Insights from the Paleogene

Call for Papers

To submit your manuscript, use the submission site for Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology and select the collection title from the drop down menu in the Special Collection field of the submission form.

Info here: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/25724525/homepage/call-for-papers/si-2023-000538


Recent Publications

Very long eccentricity cycles paces Eocene sea-level changes

Paris Basin shallow marine deposits revisited

~40 Ma ago polar ice sheets must have been large enough to cause sea level lowstands during nodes of the very long eccentricity cycle

New paper by Brachert https://doi.org/10.1029/2023PA004633





Maastrichtian Precession Pacing

Tropical Ocean Carbon Export is Dominated by 21 kyr Cycles

New data from the Pacific Leg 198 sediments reveal incredible cyclicity previously unnoticed - new paper published in Climate of the Past Discussions