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Department of Meteorology – University of Reading

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Dr. Gill Thornhill

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Climate Effects

Is a post-doc currently working on the InHALE project, looking at the climate impacts of halocarbons emitted into the atmosphere.

Gill has previously worked on various aspects of aerosols in the atmosphere, most recently on the radiative forcing and feedbacks from a variety of aerosols.

Climate Science Publications

Thornhill, G.Collins, B. , Olivie, D., Skeie, R., Archibald, A., Bauer, S., Checa-Garcia, R., Fiedler, S., Folberth, G., Gjermundsen, A., Horowitz, L., Lamarque, J.-F., Michou, M., Mulcahy, J., Nabat, P., Naik, V., O'Connor, F. O.'C., Paulot, F., Schulz, M., Scott, C. E., Seferian, R., Smith, C., Takemura, T., Tilmes, S., Tsigaridis, K. and Weber, J. (2021) Climate-driven chemistry and aerosol feedbacks in CMIP6 Earth system models. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21 (2). pp. 1105-1126. ISSN 1680-7316 doi:

Thornhill, G.Collins, B. , Kramer, R. J., Olivie, D., Skeie, R. B., O'Connor, F., Abraham, L., Checa-Garcia, R., Bauer, S., Deushi, M., Emmons, L. K., Forster, P., Horowitz, L., Johnson, B., Keeble, J., Lamarque, J.-F., Michou, M., Mills, M., Mulcahy, J., Myhre, G., Nabat, P., Naik, V., Oshima, N., Schulz, M., Smith, C. J., Takemura, T., Tilmes, S., Wu, T., Zeng, G. and Zhang, J. (2021) Effective radiative forcing from emissions of reactive gases and aerosols – a multi-model comparison. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21 (2). pp. 853-874. ISSN 1680-7316 doi:

Thornhill, G. D.Ryder, C. L.Highwood, E. J.Shaffrey, L. C. and Johnson, B. T. (2018) The effect of South American biomass burning aerosol emissions on the regional climate. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18 (8). pp. 5321-5342. ISSN 1680-7316 doi:

Smith, P. J.Thornhill, G. D.Dance, S. L.Lawless, A. S.Mason, D. C. and Nichols, N. K. (2013) Data assimilation for state and parameter estimation: application to morphodynamic modelling. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 139 (671 Part B). pp. 314-327. ISSN 1477-870X doi:

Thornhill, G. D.Mason, D. C.Dance, S. L.Lawless, A. S.Nichols, N. K. and Forbes, H. R. (2012) Integration of a 3D Variational data assimilation scheme with a coastal area morphodynamic model of Morecambe Bay. Coastal Engineering, 69. pp. 82-96. ISSN 0378-3839 doi:

Conference Papers

Dance, S. L.Baines, M. J.Lawless, A. S.Mason, D. C.Nichols, N. K.Scott, T. R.Sweby, P. K., Smith, P. and Thornhill, G. D. (2010) Use of data assimilation methods in coastal sediment models. In: Flood Risk from Extreme Events (FREE) Final Science Meeting, 20 October, London. (Unpublished)

Thornhill, G. D.Scott, T. R.Dance, S. L.Mason, D. C.Nichols, N. K.Baines, M. J., Horsburgh, K. and Sweby, P. K. (2010) Data assimilation and morphodynamic modelling of Morecambe Bay. In: National Centre for Earth Observation Annual Conference, 28-30 September 2010, Leicester. (Unpublished)

Thornhill, G. D.Scott, T. R., Smith , P.J., Dance, S. L.Mason, D. C.Nichols, N. K.Baines, M. J., Horsburgh, K.J., Sweby, P. K. and Lawless, A. S. (2009) Progress on “Changing coastlines: data assimilation for morphodynamic prediction and predictability”. In: Third NERC FREE Conference, 10-11 September, Plymouth. (Unpublished)

Last update: 9th November 2023



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