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Research Title: Dr.
Contact First Name: Emma
Contact Surname: Tomlinson
Contact Address:Department of Geology Trinity College Dublin College Green Dublin 2 Ireland
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Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation
Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Dublin
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Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.tcd.ie/Geology/staff/tomlinson/index.php
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My main interest of relevance is the application of geochemistry to geological and environmental questions, in particular: 1) The application of tephrostratigraphy and tephrochronology to resolving the relative and absolute timing of past climatic changes. I have worked mainly in marine and lake sedimentary paleoenvironmental archives and also in archaeological settings; 2) The use of volcanic deposits for reconstructing the geochemical evolution of magmatic systems, in particular the build-up to large volume eruptions an order to reconstruct the geochemical-frequency-magnitude behaviour of a volcano; 3) The use of halogens as tracers of magmatic processes, both in the deep mantle and in crustal level magma chambers.
Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
geochemistry, trace elements, tephra, mantle metasomatism, diamond, earth science, petrology, geology, volcanic hazard, rate of climate change
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Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions
I was a PDRA on the UK NERC RESET project: Response of Humans to Abrupt Environmental Transitions (http://c14.arch.ox.ac.uk/reset). The project aims to construct a new improved chronological framework for Europe using volcanic ash layers (tephra horizons) which represent time-parallel signatures allowing archaeological and geological records to be linked. Co-author on various related works: (1) Tomlinson et al (2010) Microanalysis of tephra by LA-ICP-MS — Strategies, advantages and limitations assessed using the Thorsmörk ignimbrite (Southern Iceland), Chemical Geology, 279(3-4):73-89; (2) Lane et al., (2011) Was the 12.1 ka Icelandic Vedde Ash one of a kind? Quaternary Science Reviews, 33:87-99; (3) Lowe et al (2012) Volcanic ash layers illuminate the resilience of Neanderthals and early modern humans to natural hazards, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 07/2012; 109(34):13532-7; (4) Albert et al., (2013) Late glacial explosive activity on Mount Etna: implications for proximal-distal tephra correlations and the synchronisation of Mediterranean archives, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 265:9-26; (5) Douka et al., (2014) The chronostratigraphy of the Haua Fteah cave (Cyrenaica, northeast Libya), Journal of Human Evolution, DOI:10.1016/j.jhevol.2013.10.001.
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