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Mr Tim Van Peer MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Mr Tim Van Peer is Postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

MSc Earth Sciences, University Utrecht (2008-2013)

For my dissertation thesis I refined the late Burdigalian (˜17.1-16.1 Ma) geomagnetic polarity time scale. An astronomical tuning was established using chemical and physical sedimentary properties. This research was supervised by Dr S.K. Hüsing, Dr F.J. Hilgen and Prof W. Krijgsman.



Research interests

The contemporary Oligocene to Miocene geomagnetic polarity time scale contains some inconsistencies, which needs to be solved before the palaeoclimate changes of this time interval can be fully addressed. IODP expedition 342 provides a unique record to refine the time scale and to improve our understanding of environmental changes during Mi1.

Furthermore, its expanded Oligocene-Miocene record will benefit the understanding of the behaviour of the magnetic field in this time interval.

MPhil/PhD project title: Oligocene-Miocene palaeomagnetic and environmental magnetic change at IODP sites U1405 and U1406, and astronomical calibration of the geomagnetic polarity time scale.


Dr Chuang Xuan
Prof. Paul Wilson
Dr Peter Lippert (University of Arizona)

Research group

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

Affiliate research group

Geology and Geophysics

Mr Tim Van Peer
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number:NOCS/164/21

Telephone:(023) 8059 6108

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