Professor William Collins

Professor of Climate Processes

Responsibilities:

Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Earth System Modelling

Research Interests:

  • Biogeochemical feedbacks in the Earth System
  • Climate impacts of short-lived climate pollutants
  • Impacts of climate change on air quality
  • Impacts of ozone and nitrogen deposition on ecosystems

Research Projects:

Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

  • Dr Laura Baker works on modelling the climate effects of controlling short-lived climate pollutants (AVOID, DECC; ECLIPSE, EU FP7)
  • Chris Webber is a 1st year PhD student investigating the impacts of future climate change on air quality levels and pollution episodes, co-supervised with Dr Helen Dacre (NERC)

Other interests

Recent Publications:

Publications for w.collins@reading.ac.uk

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Number of items: 32.

2017

Silva, R. A., West, J. J., Lamarque, J.-F., Shindell , D. T., Collins, W. J., Faluvegi, G., Folberth, G. A., Horowitz, L. W., Nagashima, T., Naik, V., Rumbold, S. T., Sudo, K., Takemura, T., Bergman, D., Cameron-Smith, P., Doherty, R. M., Josse, B., MacKenzie, I. A., Stevenson, D. S. and Zeng, G. (2017) Future global mortality from changes in air pollution attributable to climate change. Nature Climate Change. ISSN 1758-678X doi: 10.1038/nclimate3354

Myhre, G., Aas, W., Cherian, R., Collins, W., Faluvegi, G., Flanner, M., Forster, P., Hodnebrog, O., Klimont, Z., Lund, M., Mulmenstadt, J., Lund Myhre, C., Olivie, D., Prather, M., Quaas, J., Samset, B., Schnell, J., Schulz, M., Shindell, D., Skeie, R., Takemura, T. and Tsyro, S. (2017) Multi-model simulations of aerosol and ozone radiative forcing due to anthropogenic emission changes during the period 1990-2015. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (4). pp. 2709-2720. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: 10.5194/acp-17-2709-2017

Collins, W. J., Lamarque, J.-F., Schulz, M., Boucher, O., Eyring, V., Hegglin, M. I., Maycock, A., Myhre, G., Prather, M., Shindell, D. and Smith, S. J. (2017) AerChemMIP: quantifying the effects of chemistry and aerosols in CMIP6. Geoscientific Model Development, 10 (2). pp. 585-607. ISSN 1991-9603 doi: 10.5194/gmd-10-585-2017

Hollaway, M. J., Arnold, S. R., Collins, W. J., Folberth, G. and Rap, A. (2017) Sensitivity of mid-19th century tropospheric ozone to atmospheric chemistry-vegetation interactions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres , 122 (4). pp. 2452-2473. ISSN 2169-8996 doi: 10.1002/2016JD025462

Gasser, T., Peters, G. P., Fuglestvedt, J. S., Collins, W. J., Shindell, D. T. and Ciais, P. (2017) Accounting for the climate-carbon feedback in emission metrics. Earth System Dynamics, 8 (2). pp. 235-253. ISSN 2190-4987 doi: 10.5194/esd-8-235-2017

Huntingford, C., Yang, H., Harper, A., Cox, P. M., Gedney, N., Burke, E. J., Lowe, J. A., Hayman, G., Collins, B. J., Smith, S. M. and Comyn-Platt, E. (2017) Flexible parameter-sparse global temperature time-profiles that stabilise at 1.5C and 2.0C. Earth System Dynamics, 8 (3). pp. 617-626. ISSN 2190-4987 doi: 10.5194/esd-8-617-2017

Webber, C. P., Dacre, H. F., Collins, W. J. and Masato, G. (2017) The dynamical impact of Rossby wave breaking upon UK PM10 concentration. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17 (2). pp. 867-881. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: 10.5194/acp-17-867-2017

Shindell, D. T., Fuglestvedt, J. S. and Collins, W. J. (2017) The social cost of methane: theory and applications. Faraday Discussions, 200. pp. 429-451. ISSN 1364-5498 doi: 10.1039/c7fd00009j

2016

Silva, R. A., West, J. J., Lamarque, J.-F., Shindell, D. T., Collins, W. J., Dalsoren, S., Faluvegi, G., Folberth, G., Horowitz, L. W., Nagashima, T., Naik, V., Rumbold, S., Sudo, K., Takemura, T., Bergmann, D., Cameron-Smith, P., Cionni, I., Doherty, R. M., Eyring, V., Josse, B., MacKenzie, I. A., Plummer, D. S., Righi, M., Stevenson, D. S., Strode, S., Szopa, S. and Zeng, G. (2016) The effect of future ambient air pollution on human premature mortality to 2100 using output from the ACCMIP model ensemble. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16. pp. 9847-9862. ISSN 1680-7324 doi: 10.5194/acp-2015-1002

Kasoar, M., Voulgarikis, A., Lamarque, J.-F., Shindell, D. T., Bellouin, N., Collins, W. J., Faluvegi, G. and Tsigaridis, K. (2016) Regional and global temperature response to anthropogenic SO2 emissions from China in three climate models. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16 (15). pp. 9785-9804. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: 10.5194/acp-16-9785-2016

MacIntosh, C. R., Allan, R. P., Baker, L. H., Bellouin, N., Collins, W., Mousavi, Z. and Shine, K. P. (2016) Contrasting fast precipitation responses to tropospheric and stratospheric ozone forcing. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (3). pp. 1263-1271. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1002/2015GL067231

Kasoar, M., Voulgarikis, A., Lamarque, J.-F., Shindell, D. T., Bellouin, N., Collins, W. J., Faluvegi, G. and Tsigaridis, K. (2016) Regional and global temperature response to anthropogenic SO2 emissions from China in three climate models. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. ISSN 1680-7375 doi: 10.5194/acp-2015-1017

2015

Folberth, G. A., Butler, T. M., Collins, W. J. and Rumbold, S. T. (2015) Megacities and climate change: a brief overview. Environmental Pollution, 203. pp. 235-242. ISSN 0269-7491 doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2014.09.004

Baker, L., Collins, W. J., Olivie, D. J. L. , Cherian, R., Myhre, G. and Quaas, J. (2015) Climate responses to anthropogenic emissions of short-lived climate pollutants. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (14). pp. 8201-8216. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: 10.5194/acp-15-8201-2015

MacIntosh, C. R., Shine, K. P. and Collins, W. J. (2015) Radiative forcing and climate metrics for ozone precursor emissions: the impact of multi-model averaging. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15. pp. 3957-3969. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: 10.5194/acp-15-3957-2015

Shine, K. P., Allan, R. P., Collins, W. J. and Fuglestvedt, J. S. (2015) Metrics for linking emissions of gases and aerosols to global precipitation changes. Earth System Dynamics, 6 (2). pp. 525-540. ISSN 2190-4987 doi: 10.5194/esd-6-525-2015

Eckhardt, S., Quennehen, B., Olivié, D. J. L., Berntsen, T. K., Cherian, R., Christensen, J. H., Collins, W., Crepinsek, S., Daskalakis, N., Flanner, M., Herber, A., Heyes, C., Hodnebrog, Ø., Huang, L., Kanakidou, M., Klimont, Z., Langner, J., Law, K. S., Lund, M. T., Mahmood, R., Massling, A., Myriokefalitakis, S., Nielsen, I. E., Nøjgaard, J. K., Quaas, J., Quinn, P. K., Raut, J.-C., Rumbold, S. T., Schulz, M., Sharma, S., Skeie, R. B., Skov, H., Uttal, T., von Salzen, K. and Stohl, A. (2015) Current model capabilities for simulating black carbon and sulfate concentrations in the Arctic atmosphere: a multi-model evaluation using a comprehensive measurement data set. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (16). pp. 9413-9433. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: 10.5194/acp-15-9413-2015

Stohl, A., Aamaas, B., Amann, M., Baker, L., Bellouin, N., Berntsen, T. K., Boucher, O., Cherian, R., Collins, W., Daskalakis, N., Dusinska, M., Eckhardt, S., Fuglestvedt, J. S., Harju, M., Heyes, C., Hodnebrog, Ø., Hao, J., Im, U., Kanakidou, M., Klimont, Z., Kupiainen, K., Law, K. S., Lund, M. T., Maas, R., MacIntosh, C., Myhre, G., Myriokefalitakis, S., Olivié, D., Quaas, J., Quennehen, B., Raut, J.-C., Rumbold, S. T., Samset, B. H., Schulz, M., Seland, Ø., Shine, K., Skeie, R. B., Wang, S., Yttri, K. E. and Zhu, T. (2015) Evaluating the climate and air quality impacts of short-lived pollutants. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (18). pp. 10529-10566. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: 10.5194/acp-15-10529-2015

2014

chemel, C., Fischer, B. E. A., Kong, X., Francis, X. V., Sokhi, R. S., Good, N., Collins, W. J. and Folberth, G. A. (2014) Application of chemical transport model CMAQ to policy decisions regarding PM2.5 in the UK. Atmospheric Environment, 82. pp. 410-417. ISSN 1352-2310 doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.10.001

2012

Scholze, M., Allen, I., Collins, B., Cornell, S. E., Huntingford, C., Joshi, M., Lowe, J., Smith, R. and Wild, O. (2012) Earth system models: a tool to understand changes in the Earth system. In: Cornell, S.E., Prentice, I.C. and House, J.I. (eds.) Understanding the Earth system: global change science for application. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 129-159. ISBN 9781107009363

Collins, W. J., Fry, M. M., Yu, H., Fuglestvedt, J. S., Shindell, D. T. and West, J. J. (2012) Global and regional temperature-change potentials for near-term climate forcers. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 12 (9). pp. 23261-23290. ISSN 1680-7375 doi: 10.5194/acpd-12-23261-2012

Andrews, T., Ringer, M. A., Doutriaux-Boucher, M., Webb, M. J. and Collins, W. J. (2012) Sensitivity of an Earth system climate model to idealized radiative forcing. Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (10). L10702. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: 10.1029/2012gl051942

Fry, M. M., Naik, V., West, J. J., Schwarzkopf, M. D., Fiore, A. M., Collins, W. J., Dentener, F. J., Shindell, D. T., Atherton, C., Bergmann, D., Duncan, B. N., Hess, P., MacKenzie, I. A., Marmer, E., Schultz, M. G., Szopa, S., Wild, O. and Zeng, G. (2012) The influence of ozone precursor emissions from four world regions on tropospheric composition and radiative climate forcing. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117. D07306. ISSN 0148-0227 doi: 10.1029/2011jd017134

2011

Collins, W. J., Bellouin, N., Doutriaux-Boucher, M., Gedney, N., Halloran, P., Hinton, T., Hughes, J., Jones, C. D., Joshi, M., Liddicoat, S., Martin, G., O'Connor, F., Rae, J., Senior, C., Sitch, S., Totterdell, I., Wiltshire, A. and Woodward, S. (2011) Development and evaluation of an Earth-System model – HadGEM2. Geoscientific Model Development, 4 (4). pp. 1051-1075. ISSN 1991-9603 doi: 10.5194/gmd-4-1051-2011

Martin, G. M., Bellouin, N., Collins, W. J., Culverwell, I. D., Halloran, P. R., Hardiman, S. C., Hinton, T. J., Jones, C. D., McDonald, R. E., McLaren, A. J., O'Connor, F. M., Roberts, M. J., Rodriguez, J. M., Woodward, S., Best, M. J., Brooks, M. E., Brown, A. R., Butchart, N., Dearden, C., Derbyshire, S. H., Dharssi, I., Doutriaux-Boucher, M., Edwards, J. M., Falloon, P. D., Gedney, N., Gray, L. J., Hewitt, H. T., Hobson, M., Huddleston, M. R., Hughes, J., Ineson, S., Ingram, W. J., James, P. M., Johns, T. C., Johnson, C. E., Jones, A., Jones, C. P., Joshi, M. M., Keen, A. B., Liddicoat, S., Lock, A. P., Maidens, A. V., Manners, J. C., Milton, S. F., Rae, J. G. L., Ridley, J. K., Sellar, A., Senior, C. A., Totterdell, I. J., Verhoef, A., Vidale, P. L. and Wiltshire, A. (2011) The HadGEM2 family of Met Office Unified Model climate configurations. Geoscientific Model Development, 4 (3). pp. 723-757. ISSN 1991-9603 doi: 10.5194/gmd-4-723-2011

2010

O'Connor, F.M., Johnson, C.E., Morgenstern, O., Abraham, N.L., Braesicke, P., Dalvi, M., Folberth, G.A., Sanderson, M.G., Telford, P.J., Voulgarakis, A., Young, P.G., Zeng, G., Collins, B. and Pyle, J.A. (2010) Evaluation of the new UKCA climate-composition model – Part 2: The Troposphere. Geoscientific Model Development, 7. pp. 41-91. ISSN 1991-9603 doi: 10.5194/gmd-7-41-2014

Collins, W. J., Sitch, S. and Boucher, O. (2010) How vegetation impacts affect climate metrics for ozone precursors. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115 (D23). ISSN 0148-0227 doi: 10.1029/2010JD014187

Eyring, V., Isaksen, I. S.A., Berntsen, T., Collins, W. J., Corbett, J. J., Endresen, O., Grainger, R. G., Moldanova, J., Schlager, H. and Stevenson, D. S. (2010) Transport impacts on atmosphere and climate: shipping. Atmospheric Environment, 44 (37). pp. 4735-4771. ISSN 1352-2310 doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.04.059

2009

Boucher, O., Friedlingstein, P., Collins, B. and Shine, K. P. (2009) The indirect global warming potential and global temperature change potential due to methane oxidation. Environmental Research Letters, 4 (4). 044007. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/4/044007

Fiore, A. M., Dentener, F. J., Wild, O., Cuvelier, C., Schultz, M. G., Hess, P., Textor, C., Schulz, M., Doherty, R. M., Horowitz, L. W., MacKenzie, I. A., Sanderson, M. G., Shindell, D. T., Stevenson, D. S., Szopa, S., Van Dingenen, R., Zeng, G., Atherton, C., Bergmann, D., Bey, I., Carmichael, G., Collins, W. J., Duncan, B. N., Faluvegi, G., Folberth, G., Gauss, M., Gong, S., Hauglustaine, D., Holloway, T., Isaksen, I. S. A., Jacob, D. J., Jonson, J. E., Kaminski, J. W., Keating, T. J., Lupu, A., Marmer, E., Montanaro, V., Park, R. J., Pitari, G., Pringle, K. J., Pyle, J. A., Schroeder, S., Vivanco, M. G., Wind, P., Wojcik, G., Wu, S. and Zuber, A. (2009) Multimodel estimates of intercontinental source-receptor relationships for ozone pollution. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114. D04301. ISSN 0148-0227 doi: 10.1029/2008JD010816

2006

Gauss, M., Myhre, G., Isaksen, I. S. A., Grewe, V., Pitari, G., Wild, O., Collins, W. J., Dentener, F. J., Ellingsen, K., Gohar, L. K., Hauglustaine, D. A., Iachetti, D., Lamarque, J. F., Mancini, E., Mickley, L. J., Prather, M. J., Pyle, J. A., Sanderson, M. G., Shine, K. P., Stevenson, D. S., Sudo, K., Szopa, S. and Zeng, G. (2006) Radiative forcing since preindustrial times due to ozone change in the troposphere and the lower stratosphere. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 6. pp. 575-599. ISSN 1680-7316 doi: 10.5194/acp-6-575-2006

2003

Stevenson, D.S., Johnson, C.E., Highwood, E.J., Gauci, V., Collins, W. J. and Derwent, R.G. (2003) Atmospheric impact of the 1783-1784 Laki eruption: Part I Chemistry modelling. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 3. pp. 487-507. ISSN 1680-7316

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