School of Earth and Environment

Colin Jones Prof Colin Jones

NCAS Head of Earth System Science & Model Development

Email address: C.G.Jones@leeds.ac.uk

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

Biography

Colin heads the joint Met Office/NERC UKESM project. He is a Professor in the School of Earth and Environment and an NCAS core scientist. In his role as head of the UKESM project he is based at the Met Office in Exeter where the bulk of the UKESM core group are located. His primary role is to lead development of the next generation of UK Earth system models, with the 1st version of UKESM targeted for application within the WCRP 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6).

Publications

  • Eyring V; Righi M; Lauer A; Evaldsson M; Wenzel S; Jones C; Anav A; Andrews O; Cionni I; Davin EL; Deser C; Ehbrecht C; Friedlingstein P; Gleckler P; Gottschaldt KD; Hagemann S; Juckes M; Kindermann S; Krasting J; Kunert D; Levine R; Loew A; Mäkelä J; Martin G; Mason E; Phillips AS; Read S; Rio C; Roehrig R; Senftleben D; Sterl A; Van Ulft LH; Walton J; Wang S; Williams KD (2016) ESMValTool (v1.0)-a community diagnostic and performance metrics tool for routine evaluation of Earth system models in CMIP, Geoscientific Model Development, 9, pp.1747-1802. doi: 10.5194/gmd-9-1747-2016
  • Lind P; Lindstedt D; Kjellstrom E; Jones C (2016) Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Summer Precipitation over Central Europe in a Suite of High-Resolution Climate Models, JOURNAL OF CLIMATE, 29, pp.3501-3518. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0463.1
  • Güttler I; Stepanov I; Branković Č; Nikulin G; Jones C (2015) Impact of Horizontal Resolution on Precipitation in Complex Orography Simulated by the Regional Climate Model RCA3*, Monthly Weather Review, 143, pp.3610-3627. doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-14-00302.1
  • Thomas MA; Kahnert M; Andersson C; Kokkola H; Hansson U; Jones C; Langner J; Devasthale A (2015) Integration of prognostic aerosol-cloud interactions in a chemistry transport model coupled offline to a regional climate model, Geoscientific Model Development, 8, pp.1885-1898. doi: 10.5194/gmd-8-1885-2015
  • Thomas MA; Kahnert M; Andersson C; Kokkola H; Hansson U; Jones C; Langner J; Devasthale A (2015) Integration of prognostic aerosol-cloud interactions in a chemistry transport model coupled offline to a regional climate model, Geoscientific Model Development, . doi: 10.5194/gmd-8-1885-2015
  • Lindstedt D; Lind P; Kjellstrom E; Jones C (2015) A new regional climate model operating at the meso-gamma scale: performance over Europe, TELLUS SERIES A-DYNAMIC METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY, 67, . doi: 10.3402/tellusa.v67.24138
  • Navarro-Ortega A; Acuña V; Bellin A; Burek P; Cassiani G; Choukr-Allah R; Dolédec S; Elosegi A; Ferrari F; Ginebreda A; Grathwohl P; Jones C; Rault PK; Kok K; Koundouri P; Ludwig RP; Merz R; Milacic R; Muñoz I; Nikulin G; Paniconi C; Paunović M; Petrovic M; Sabater L; Sabater S; Skoulikidis NT; Slob A; Teutsch G; Voulvoulis N; Barceló D (2015) Managing the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems under water scarcity. The GLOBAQUA project, Science of The Total Environment, 503-504, pp.3-9. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.06.081
  • Jacob D; Petersen J; Eggert B; Alias A; Christensen OB; Bouwer LM; Braun A; Colette A; Déqué M; Georgievski G; Georgopoulou E; Gobiet A; Menut L; Nikulin G; Haensler A; Hempelmann N; Jones C; Keuler K; Kovats S; Kröner N; Kotlarski S; Kriegsmann A; Martin E; van Meijgaard E; Moseley C; Pfeifer S; Preuschmann S; Radermacher C; Radtke K; Rechid D; Rounsevell M; Samuelsson P; Somot S; Soussana J-F; Teichmann C; Valentini R; Vautard R; Weber B; Yiou P (2014) EURO-CORDEX: new high-resolution climate change projections for European impact research, Regional Environmental Change, 14, pp.563-578. doi: 10.1007/s10113-013-0499-2
  • Kim J; Waliser DE; Mattmann CA; Goodale CE; Hart AF; Zimdars PA; Crichton DJ; Jones C; Nikulin G; Hewitson B; Jack C; Lennard C; Favre A (2014) Evaluation of the CORDEX-Africa multi-RCM hindcast: systematic model errors, Climate Dynamics, 42, pp.1189-1202. doi: 10.1007/s00382-013-1751-7
  • Caron LP; Jones C; Doblas-Reyes F (2013) Multi-year prediction skill of Atlantic hurricane activity in a series of CMIP5 decadal hindcasts, Climate Dynamics, . doi: 10.1007/s00382-013-1773
  • Guichard F; Petch JC; Redelsperger JL; Bechtold P; Chaboureau JP; Cheinet S; Grabowski W; Grenier H; Jones CG; Köhler M; Piriou JM; Tailleux R; Tomasini M (2004) Modelling the diurnal cycle of deep precipitating convection over land with cloud-resolving models and single-column models, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 130 C, pp.3139-3172. doi: 10.1256/qj.03.145
  • Lenderink G; Siebesma AP; Cheinet S; Irons S; Jones CG; Marquet P; Müller F; Olmeda D; Calvo J; Sánchez E; Soares PMM (2004) The diurnal cycle of shallow cumulus clouds over land: A single-column model intercomparison study, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 130 C, pp.3339-3364. doi: 10.1256/qj.03.122