Christopher George Collier

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Christopher George Collier HonFRMetS CMet

Public email: 


0161 295 5465

Contact address: 

School of Environment & Life Sciences
Eng & Environment
Room 316
Peel Building
University of Salford
M5 4WT

Current Employment: 

In May 2009 joined National Centre for Atmospheric Science in the School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds as Professor of Atmospheric Science and NCAS Head of Strategic Partnerships.  27 years with the UK Meteorological Office in various research, operations and commercial services posts, including branch director posts; satellite meteorology; nowcasting and satellite applications; operational instrumentation.  Head of commercial R&D consultancy in Meteorological Office.  In September 1995 joined University of Salford as professor of Environmental Remote Sensing, became Director, Telford Research Institute 1997 and was appointed Dean of Faculty of Science, Engineering and Environment in 1998-2002.  President, Royal Meteorological Society 2004-2006.


Recent work: 

Led Technology Strategy Board / NERC Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Hydro-Logic Ltd
Rapporteur on precipitation estimation and forecasting. 
Client: World Meteorological Organization
Review of weather radar network. 
Client: Canadian Atmospheric Environment Service
Audit of training facilities.  Client:  Met Office
Extreme precipitation events.  Client: Defra/Met Office
Investigation of urban boundary layer.  Client: defra/QinetiQ
Probable Maximum Precipitation.  Client: Defra/CEH
Science Coordinator Flood Risk from Extreme Events.  Client: NERC


Weather radar and satellite meteorology
Hydrometeorology, particularly the application of remote sensing
Very-short-range weather forecasting
Surface-based remote sensing of the atmospheric boundary layer


UK, China, Hong Kong, Uruguay, Argentina, Lesotho, and many others.