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13 degrees of warming – understanding the Eocene Earth by Dr Tom Dunkley Jones, University of Birmingham
February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Reading Geological Society’s February lecture is open to all and a link can be obtained by registering on our website, www.readinggeology.org.uk on our lectures page using the provided link “Non-members registration”.
The ever-increasing quality, diversity and quantity of geological proxy data for past climate parameters has, over the past decade, allowed climate model and proxy data comparisons into deeper time and warmer past climates. The speaker will present recent work on reconstructing the Eocene climate state, with a focus on new global data compilations data-model comparisons and proxy approaches He will also also present some exciting new approaches to understanding potential magmatic drivers of major early Eocene transient greenhouse warming events.
Tom is a micropalaeontologist and paleoceanograher specializing in the study of fossil coccolithophore algae. His research interests are focused on the warm-climate states of the Paleogene period and include the use of coccolithophore assemblages and geochemical signatures as palaeoceanographic proxies. Tom is also interested in improving reconstructions of warm climate temperature proxy data, and their use in constraining palaeoclimate model simulations.