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Professor Emeritus Christopher Collier has been awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to atmospheric science. Chris is a former head of Strategic Partnerships at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), he was based at the University of Leeds.

The focus of Chris' work was to help scientists study weather and climate and improve our lives through the use of their research. In particular, Chris used weather radar to make measurements of rainfall and improve forecasting of heavy rain and floods. 

Professor Collier's illustrious career began at the Met Office, and he has been involved with NCAS since its inception in 2001. He was also President of the Royal Meteorological Society and chaired the European Science and Technology (COST) Project 73 on international radar networking. At NCAS, Chris contributed to the development of UK atmospheric science by developing research partnerships both new and existing, and undertaking original research of his own.