Dr Tomasz Werner

Department of Magnetism - Laboratory for Paleomagnetism and Environmental Studies
Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Ksiecia Janusza 64, 01-452
tel.: +48 22 6915 765, Warszawa
e-mail: twerner@igf.edu.pl


1990 -MSc. in Physics (geophysics), University of Warsaw, Physics Department

1993 -Master of Science in Geology, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Kanada

2001 - PhD in Earth Sciences (geophysics) ,Institute of Geophysics, PAS


Since 1990 - Institute of Geophysics, PAS

2008 - head of paleomagnetic laboratory

since 2019  head of Laboratory for Paleomagnetism and Environmental Studies

Main research topics :

Magnnetic anisotropy

Rock magnetism, application to environmental studies, application to archeomagnetism

Web pages




Selected papers:

  1. Werner, T. & Jeleńska, M. 1992. The applicability of two computer techniques to separate the remanent magnetization (RM) components acquired in laboratory fields. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 70, 194-200.
  2. Werner, T., 1993. Paleomagnetism, structure and magnetic fabrics in a traverse of the Quetico Subprovince between Atikokan and Kashabowie, NW Ontario. M.Sc. thesis, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
  3. Borradaile, G. J., Chow, N. & Werner, T., 1993. Magnetic hysteresis of limestones: facies control? Phys.Earth. & Planet.Inter., 76, 241-252.
  4. Borradaile, G. J., Kissin, S. A., Stewart, J. D., Ross, W. A. & Werner, T. 1993. Magnetic and optical methods for detecting heat treatment of chert. J. Archeolog. Science, 20, 57-66.
  5. Borradaile, G. J., Werner, T., Dehls, J. F. & Spark, R. N. 1993. Archean regional transpression and paleomagnetism in northwestern Ontario, Canada. Tectonophysics, 220, 117-125.
  6. Borradaile, G. J., Stewart, R. A. & Werner, T. 1993. Archean uplift of a subprovince boundary in the Canadian Shield, revealed by magnetic fabrics. Tectonophysics, 227, 1-15.
  7. Borradaile, G. J., Kehlenbeck, M. M., Werner, T. 1994. A magnetotectonic study correlating late Archean deformation in northwestern Ontario. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 31, No 9, 1449-1460
  8. Borradaile, G. J. and Werner, T. Magnetic anisotropy of some of phyllosilicates. 1994. Tectonophysics, 235, 223-248
  9. Werner, T. Borradaile, G. J. Paleoremanence dispersal across a transpressed Archean terrain: Deflection by anisotropy or by late compression? 1996. J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 101, No. B3, p. 5531-5546
  10. Werner T., 1996. Zastosowanie metody statystycznej "bootstrap" i pomiarów bezpośrednich do wyznaczania anizotropii pozostałości bezhisterezowej skał silnie zmetamorfizowanych, Raport z projektu badawczego KBN nr 6 P04D 034 082- jako kierownik grantu
  11. Jeleńska M., Werner T., and Król E., 1996. Paleomagnetic and rock magnetic study of ultramafic and gabbroic rocks from boreholes in the Sudetes, Poland, Acta Geoph. Pol., Vol. 46, No 4, 361-382.
  12. Jeleńska M., and Werner T., Magnetic anisotropy parameters for the Ultramafic and the gabbroic rocks from three boreholes from the Sudetes, Poland, Phys. Chem. Earth, 22, No1-2, pp 161-165, 1997
  13. Werner, T., Experimental designs for determination of the anisotropy of remanence - test of the efficiency of least-square methods applied for highly metamorphic rocks from Southern Poland. Phys. Chem. Earth, 22, No 1-2, pp 131-136, 1997.
  14. Werner T. and Borradaile, G. J., Homogeneous Magnetic Susceptibility of Tektites: Implications for Extreme Homogenization of Source Material, 1998 Phys. Earth Planet, Int.,vol. 108, pp. 235-243
  15. Borradaile,G.J., Werner T., Lagroix F. 1999, Magnetic Fabrics and Anisotropy-controlled thrusting in the Kapuskasing Structural Zone, Canada, Tectonophysics vol 302, pp 241- 256.
  16. Lewandowski M., Nowożyński K. Werner T., PDA - a package of FORTRAN programs for paleomagnetic data analysis, manuscript
  17. Werner, T. , Mazur, S., and Jeleńska M. 2000. Changing direction of magnetic fabric in a thrust unit: an example from the Karkonosze-Izera massif (SW Poland), Physics and Chemistry of Earth, Part A. Solid Earth and Geodesy, vol 25 No 5, pp. 511-517.
  18. M.. Jeleńska, T. Werner, St Mazur. 2000. Paleomagnetic and rock magnetic study of the Early Paleozoic metamorphic complex of Rudawy Janowickie (West Sudetes; Poland). Geologica Carpathica, 51 (3): 172-173.
  19. T. Werner 2002. “ The correlation of magnetic anisotropies (AMS and AARM) with tectonic fabrics of the Niemcza shear zone (SW Poland)” Acta Geophysica Polonica, 50 (1):79-107.
  20. M. Jeleńska, T. Werner, St. Mazur. 2002. A paleomagnetic and rock magnetic properties of the Lower Paleozoic metamorphic complex of the Rudawy Janowickie (West Sudetes, Poland). Geologica Carpathica vol 54, (5): 283-294.
  21. M. Jeleńska, T. Werner, St. Mazur. 2002. The comparison of tectonic and magnetic fabric (AMS and AARM) in a thrust unit: an example from metamorphic series of Rudawy Janowickie (SW Poland), Quadorni do geofisica 26: 65-67.
  22. Borradaile G J, Werner T, Lagroix F, 2003, Differences in paleomagnetic interpretations due to the choice of statistical, demagnetization and correction techniques: Kapuskasing Structural Zone, northern Ontario, Canada, TECTONOPHYSICS 363 (1-2): 103-125 FEB 20 2003
  23. Borradaile, G. J.; Lemmetty, T. J.; Werner, T. 2003, Apparent polar wander paths and the close of late Archean crustal transpression, northern Ontario J. Geophys. Res.Vol. 108, No. B8, 2402
  24. M.Kądziałko-Hofmokl, S.Mazur, T.Werner, J.Kruczyk . 2004. Relationship between magnetic and structural fabrics revealed by the Variscan basement rocks subjected to heterogenous deformation - a case study from the Kłodzko Metamorphic Complex (Central Sudetes, Poland)" Magnetic Fabrics: Methods and Applications, Geological Society of London, Special Publication 238. 475-491.
  25. Jerzy Nawrocki, Olga Polechońska, Anna Lewandowska & Tomasz Werner. On the palaeomagnetic age of the Zalas laccolith (southern Poland). Acta Geologica Polonica, Vol. 55 (2005), No. 3, pp. 229-236
  26. Tomasz Werner, Magdalena Pañczyk “Magnetic fabrics of Permian volcanic succession from North Sudetic Basin (SW Poland) - the reconstruction of volcanic event scenario”. Abstracts of the 10th”Castle Meeting” New Trends in Geomagnetism, Palaeo, Rock and Environmental Magnetism, Castle of Valtice, Travaux Geophysiques XXVII (2006), p. 124-125
  27. Pańczyk Magdalena , Werner Tomasz 2004, “Preliminary results of anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility of the permian volcanites from the Bolków area (north sudetic basin)”, XI Sesja Sekcji Petrologii Polskiego Towarzystwa Mineralogicznego "HIPABYSALNY MAGMATYZM ORAZ PETROLOGIA FLISZU KARPAT ZACHODNICH" Ustroń, 14 - 17 października 2004, Prace specjalne PTMin 2004. Zeszyt 24 p 311-314
  28. Werner, T., Białek, D.2004 “The Jawornik granitoids: AMS fabric and its relationship with the Zloty Stok - Skrzynka shear zone (Sudetes, SW Poland), Paleo, Rock and Environmental Magnetism,9th Castle Meeting Javorina, Slovak, June. 2004. (abstract- Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy 2004, vol 34 special issue, p. 167),
  29. Nawrocki, J. , Fanning, M. , Lewandowska, A. , Polechońska, O. and Werner,T., 2008, Palaeomagnetism and the age of the Cracow volcanic rocks (S Poland).Geophysical Journal International, 174, No. 2, pp. 475 – 488.
  30. Jerzy Nawrocki, Olga Polechońska, Tomasz Werner. 2008 Magnetic susceptibility and selected geochemical-mineralogical data as proxies for the Early to Middle Frasnian (Late Devonian) palaeoenvironmental settings of limestone deposition in Holy Cross Mountains, southern Poland. , Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Volume 269, Issues 3-4, Pages 176-188
  31. Kądziałko-Hofmokl, M, Szczepański J., Werner T., Jelenska M., Nejbert K., 2013, Paleomagnetism and magnetic mineralogy of metabasites and granulites from Orlica/Śnieżnik Dome (Central Sudetes)
    ACTA GEOPHYSICA, vol 61 (3), pp.535-568, doi:10.2478/s11600-012-0092-y
  32. Kadzialko-Hofmokl M., Werner, T., Kruczyk J. 2014, Fifty Years of Palaeomagnetic Studies in the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2014
    Conference: Jubilee Conference on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Institute-of-Geophysics, Polish-Academy-of-Sciences (PAS) Location: Jachranka, POLAND Date: JUN 14, 2013
    ACHIEVEMENTS, HISTORY AND CHALLENGES IN GEOPHYSICS, editors Bialik R., Majdanski M., Moskalik M. Book Series: GeoPlanet-Earth and Planetary Sciences, Pp:39-63, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-07599-0_3
  33. Werner T., Lewandowski M., Vlahovic I., Velic I., Sidorczuk M. 2015. Palaeomagnetism and rock magnetism of the Permian redbeds from the Velebit Mt. (Karst Dinarides, Croatia): dating of the early Alpine tectonics in the Western Dinarides by a secondary magnetization, TECTONOPHYSICS, vol 651, Pages: 199-215, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.03.022
  34. Bujak L., Woronko B., Winter H., Marcinkowski B., Werner T., Stachowicz-Rybka R.,Zarski M., Wozniak P.P., Rosowiecka O., 2016. A new stratigraphic position of some Early Pleistocene deposits in central Poland, GEOLOGICAL QUARTERLY Vol 60 (1), p.238-251, DOI: 10.7306/gq.1269
  35. Jelenska M., Gorka-Kostrubiec B.,   Werner T., Kadzialko-Hofmokl M., Szczepaniak-Wnuk I., Gonet T., Szwarczewski P. 2017,Evaluation of indoor/outdoor urban air pollution by magnetic, chemicaland microscopic studies, ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION RESEARCH, vol 8 (4), p.754-766, doi:10.1016/j.apr.2017.01.006
  36. Beata Górka-Kostrubiec, Tomasz Werner, Sylwia Dytłow, Iga Szczepaniak- Wnuk, Maria Jeleńska, Aneta Hanc-Kuczkowska 2018, Detection of metallic iron in urban dust by magnetic methods and microscopic observations. Proscience vol. 5 Pp 46-51 DOI:10.14644/dust.2018.008
  37. Nawrocki J.,Bogucki A.,Lanczont M.,Werner T.,Standzikowski K., Panczyk M.2018. The Hilina Pali palaeomagnetic excursion and possible self-reversal in the loess from western Ukraine,  BOREAS Vol 47 (3), p 954-966, doi:10.1111/bor.12305
  38. Nawrocki J., Bogucki A.B.,Lanczont M.,Werner T., Standzikowski K., Panczyk M. 2018.Is the Hilina Pali "palaeomagnetic excursion" becoming another example of the reinforcement syndrome? A comment inspired by Nawrocki et al. (2018)': Reply to comments, BOREAS, vol 47 (3), p.969-970, doi:10.1111/bor.12329
  39. Górka-Kostrubiec, T. Werner, S. Dytłow, I. Szczepaniak-Wnuk, M. Jeleńska, and A.Hanc-Kuczkowska –Identification of Metallic Iron in an Urban Dust Using Magnetometry, Microscopic Observations and Mössbauer Spectroscopy. Publications of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences Geophysical Data Bases, Processing and Instrumentation vol. 423 (C-112), 2018, pp. 43-44 DOI: 10.25171/InstGeoph_PAS_Publs-2018-023 16th Castle Meeting New Trends on Paleo, Rock and Environmental Magnetism, Chęciny, Poland, 2018
  40. M.Kądziałko-Hofmokl and T.Werner –Fe-Cr Mixed Binary Spinels as Accessory Magnetic Minerals in the Sudetic Ophiolitic Rocks. Publications of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences Geophysical Data Bases, Processing and Instrumentation vol. 423 (C-112), 2018, pp. 75-76 DOI: 10.25171/InstGeoph_PAS_Publs-2018-039 16th Castle Meeting New Trends on Paleo, Rock and Environmental Magnetism, Chęciny, Poland, 2018
  41. M. Lewandowski, T. Werner, G. Karasiński, D. Matesič, and M. Paszkowski –Palaeomagnetic Inclination Error in the Red-beds Deposits: A Contribution from the Ediacaran Sedimentary Rocks of the Western Part of the East European Platform. Publications of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences Geophysical Data Bases, Processing and Instrumentation vol. 423 (C-112), 2018, pp. 87-88 DOI: 10.25171/InstGeoph_PAS_Publs-2018-045 16th Castle Meeting New Trends on Paleo, Rock and Environmental Magnetism, Chęciny, Poland, 2018
  42. J. Muraszko,P. Ziółkowski, R. Blukis, and T. Werner –Cosmic Dust as a Carrier of Natural Remanent Magnetisation?A Case Study from the Jurassic Stromatolites from the Zalas Quarry, Krakow Upland, Poland. Publications of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences Geophysical Data Bases, Processing and Instrumentation vol. 423 (C-112), 2018, pp. 105-106 DOI: 10.25171/InstGeoph_PAS_Publs-2018-054 16th Castle Meeting New Trends on Paleo, Rock and Environmental Magnetism, Chęciny, Poland, 2018
  43. Gorka-Kostrubiec B., Werner T.,Dytlow S., Szczepaniak-Wnuk I., Jelenska M.,Hanc-Kuczkowska A., Detection of metallic iron in urban dust by using high-temperature measurements supplemented with microscopic observations and Mossbauer spectra, 2019, JOURNAL OF APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, vol. 166, 89-102. doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2019.04.022
  44. Lewandowski, M.; Kusiak, M.A.; Werner, T.; Nawrot, A.; Barzycka, B.; Laska, M.; Luks, B. Seeking the Sources of Dust: Geochemical and Magnetic Studies on “Cryodust” in Glacial Cores from Southern Spitsbergen (Svalbard, Norway). Atmosphere 2020, 11, 1325. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos11121325
  45. Narloch, W., Werner, T., Tylmann, K. Deformation mechanisms and kinematics of a soft sedimentary bed beneath the Scandinavian Ice Sheet, north-central Poland, revealed by magnetic fabrics, Sedimentary Geology 2021,,Volume 416, 105862, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2021.105862.
  46. Dudzisz, M. Lewandowski, T. Werner, G. Karasiński, A. Kędzior, M. Paszkowski, J. Środoń, M.J. Bojanowski, Paleolatitude estimation and premises for geomagnetic field instability from the Proterozoic drilling core material of the south-western part of the East European Craton, Precambrian Research,Volume 357, 2021, 106135, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2021.106135.
  47. Nawrocki, Jerzy, Standzikowski, Karol, Łanczont, Maria, Werner, Tomasz, Gancarski, Jan and Gil, Zdzisław. "Secular Variations of Inclination of the Geomagnetic Field in SE Poland Between 1200 and 1800 AD" Geochronometria, vol.48, no.1, 2021, pp.95-104. https://doi.org/10.2478/geochr-2020-0031
  48. M. Jeleńska, T. Werner, M. Kądziałko-Hofmokl, G. Karasiński, Evaluation of indoor/outdoor urban air pollution by magnetic parameters; preliminary study, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol. 206, 2022,104804. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2022.104804.
  49. Meinander, O., Dagsson-Waldhauserova, P., Amosov, P., Aseyeva, E., Atkins, C., Baklanov, A., Baldo, C., Barr, S. L., Barzycka, B., Benning, L. G., Cvetkovic, B., Enchilik, P., Frolov, D., Gassó, S., Kandler, K., Kasimov, N., Kavan, J., King, J., Koroleva, T., Krupskaya, V., Kulmala, M., Kusiak, M., Lappalainen, H. K., Laska, M., Lasne, J., Lewandowski, M., Luks, B., McQuaid, J. B., Moroni, B., Murray, B., Möhler, O., Nawrot, A., Nickovic, S., O’Neill, N. T., Pejanovic, G., Popovicheva, O., Ranjbar, K., Romanias, M., Samonova, O., Sanchez-Marroquin, A., Schepanski, K., Semenkov, I., Sharapova, A., Shevnina, E., Shi, Z., Sofiev, M., Thevenet, F., Thorsteinsson, T., Timofeev, M., Umo, N. S., Uppstu, A., Urupina, D., Varga, G., Werner, T., Arnalds, O., and Vukovic Vimic, A.: Newly identified climatically and environmentally significant high-latitude dust sources, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11889–11930, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11889-2022, 2022.
  50. J. Nawrocki, K. Standzikowski, M. Chadima, T. Werner, M. Łanczont, J. Gancarski, Z. Gil, Archaeomagnetic studies of bricks from ancient buildings sampled in SE Poland (Central Europe), Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Volume 51, 2023, 104122, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2023.104122.
  51. Nawrocki, J., Rosowiecka, O., Wójcik, K., Werner, T., Chadima, M., Wasik, B., Wiewióra, M. Reconnaissance archaeomagnetic study of ancient bricks from Northern Poland. Acta Geophys. (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11600-023-01235-w
  52. Górka-Kostrubiec, B., Werner, T. & Karasiński, G. Measuring magnetic susceptibility of particulate matter collected on filters. Environ Sci Pollut Res 31, 4733–4746 (2024) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-023-31416-5