UCL Earth Sciences


Prof Juergen Thurow

Palaeoceanography palaeoclimatology sedimentology

Professor of Palaeoceanography and Sedimentology

Prof Juergen Thurow




Professor of Palaeoceanography and SedimentologyKathleen Lonsdale, G06

Courses Taught:

GEOL006: Surface Processes
GEOL0015: Maps, Images and Structures (Contributor)
GEOL0023: Crustal Dynamics Mountain Building and Basin Evolution
GEOL0045: Palaeoclimatology
GEOL0072: Independent M.Sci. Project (Contributor)
GEOL0047: Dissertation MSc (Contributor)

Research Group(s):

Maghreb Petroleum Research Group 

Email Address:

Telephone Number:

j.thurow@ucl.ac.uk020 3108 6392 (56392)

Research Summary

  • Ultrahigh-resolution palaeoceanography and palaeoclimatology from laminated and fine-bedded marine and lacustrine sediments (includes development of analytical equipment and software) in Icehouse (Quaternary) and Greenhouse (mid-Cretaceous) climate conditions. Main research areas: Western margin of the Americas; North Atlantic and Caribbean.
  • Geochemistry, isotope chemistry and palaeoceanography of organic-rich sediments. Sedimentary response to sea level changes (mid-Cretaceous, S. Morocco, northern South America).
  • Research into Neoproterozoic Petroleum Systems
  • Outreach: The enis.p.a Energy Awareness & Efficiency Campaign for students.
  • Outreach: The E N I Children Education Programme