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Dr. Oliver Wild

Reader in Atmospheric Science
Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK
e-mail: O.Wild (at "")
phone: +44-1524-594871
webpages in Lancaster: staff profile and personal site
Research Experience and Education:

2007-present: Reader, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
2005-2007: Research Associate, Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Cambridge
1999-2005: Research Scientist, Frontier Research System for Global Change (JAMSTEC/NASDA), Japan
1996-1999: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine, USA
1995-1996: Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Cambridge
1995: Ph. D., Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Cambridge
1990: B.A. (Natural Sciences), Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

Research interests:

Modelling atmospheric composition and chemistry, with particular interest in the evolution and tropospheric distribution of ozone and in the role of tropospheric chemistry in the Earth System. Key areas of interest are:
  1. Intercontinental transport of ozone and its precursors
  2. Indirect climate impacts of short-lived gases such as NOx and CO
  3. Factors controlling the ozone distribution over East Asia
  4. Meteorological impacts on continental ozone production and export
  5. Model treatments of tropospheric chemistry and photolysis
  6. The strengths and weaknesses of 3-D Eulerian models in simulating tropospheric ozone
  7. Earth System interactions and feedbacks involving tropospheric chemistry
Recent publications:

Wild, O., and 16 contributors from HTAP, Modelling future changes in surface ozone: a parameterized approach, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 2037-2054, 2012.
Wild, O., and P. Palmer, How sensitive is tropospheric oxidation to anthropogenic emissions? Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L22802, doi:10.1029/ 2008GL035718, 2008.
Wild, O., Modelling the global tropospheric ozone budget: Exploring the variability in current models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 2643-2660, 2007.
Wild, O., and M. Prather, Global tropospheric ozone modelling: Quantifying errors due to grid resolution, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D11305, doi:10.1029/2005JD006605, 2006.
Wild, O., P. Pochanart, and H. Akimoto, Trans-Eurasian Transport of Ozone and its Precursors, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D11302, doi:10.1029/2003JD004501, 2004.
Wild, O., M.J. Prather, H. Akimoto, J.K. Sundet, I.S.A. Isaksen, J.H. Crawford, D.D. Davis, M.A. Avery, Y. Kondo, G.W. Sachse, and S.T. Sandholm, CTM Ozone Simulations for Spring 2001 over the Western Pacific: Regional ozone production and its global impacts, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D15S02, doi:10.1029/2003JD004041, 2004.
Wild, O., J.K. Sundet, M.J. Prather, I.S.A. Isaksen, H. Akimoto, E.V. Browell, and S.J. Oltmans, CTM Ozone Simulations for Spring 2001 over the Western Pacific: Comparisons with TRACE-P lidar, ozonesondes and TOMS columns, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 8826, doi:10.1029/2002JD003283, 2003.
Wild, O., and H. Akimoto, Intercontinental transport of ozone and its precursors in a 3-D global CTM, J. Geophys. Res., 106, pp 27,729-27,744, doi:10.1029/ 2000JD000123, 2001.
Wild, O., M.J. Prather and H. Akimoto, Indirect long-term global cooling from NOx emissions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, pp 1719-1722, doi:10.1029/2000GL012573, 2001.
Wild, O., and H. Akimoto, Intercontinental transport and chemical transformation of ozone and its precursors from East Asia, Present and Future of Modeling Global Environmental Change, Eds., T. Matsuno and H. Kida, pp. 375-382, Terrapub, Tokyo, 2001.
Wild, O., and M.J. Prather, Excitation of the primary tropospheric chemical mode in a global three-dimensional model, J. Geophys. Res., 105, pp 24,647-24,660, 2000.
Wild, O., X. Zhu, and M.J. Prather, Fast-J: Accurate simulation of in- and below-cloud photolysis in tropospheric chemical models, J. Atmos. Chem., 37, pp 245-282, 2000.

Full list of publications and book chapters

FRSGC Press Release (2001): NOx and CO climate impacts (original in Japanese) (EJ)
FRSGC Press Release (2001): Intercontinental Transport of Ozone (original in Japanese) (EJ)
FRSGC Press Release (2004): Trans-Eurasian Transport of Atmospheric Pollutants (original in Japanese) (EJ)

  1. Intercontinental Transport and Chemical Transformation of Ozone and Its Precursors from East Asia (Mikkabi, 2000; PDF)
  2. Impacts of East Asia on the Tropospheric Ozone Budget (Sapporo, 2000; PDF)
  3. Meteorological impacts on Continental Ozone Production and Export (Interlaken, 2002; HTML)
  4. Modelling Ozone over East Asia: Pollution, Chemical Weather and Climate (Taipei, 2003; HTML)
  5. How Well Can We Model Tropospheric Ozone Production in Current Global Models? (Kos, Greece, 2004; PDF)
  6. Trans-Eurasian Transport of Ozone and its Precursors (Kos, Greece, 2004; PDF)
  7. Trans-Eurasian Transport of Ozone and its Precursors (Chapel Hill, NC, 2004; PPT)
  8. Ozone Production in Global Tropospheric Models: Quantifying Errors due to Grid Resolution (AGU 2005; PDF)
  9. Ozone in the Troposphere: Air Quality, Chemical Weather and Climate (Lancaster, 2007; PPT)
  10. Fires, Atmospheric Composition and Earth System Feedbacks (JULES meeting, 2007; PPT)
  11. Lightning, Chemistry and the Impacts on Climate (Royal Met. Soc. meeting, 2007; PPT)
Model Development:
  1. ASAD atmospheric chemistry package
  2. Cambridge Trajectory Model (a.k.a. CiTTyCAT)
  3. Fast-J photolysis scheme (latest version of Fast-JX from UCI)
  4. UCI Chemistry Transport Model (limited access)
  5. FRSGC/UCI Chemistry Transport Model
Measurement campaign involvement: ACSOE (Ireland, 1996); TRACE-P (Western Pacific, 2001)
Modelling contributions to assessment reports: WMO (1994), IPCC (1995, 2001, 2007, 2013), HTAP (2007, 2010)

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2013