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Dr Matthew Rigby

Dr Matthew Rigby

Dr Matthew Rigby
MSci(Cantab.), PhD(Lond.)

Reader in Atmospheric Chemistry

Area of research

Understanding trends in atmospheric greenhouse gases

Office N515
School of Chemistry,
Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7655

Research summary

My work focuses on developing methods for determining sources and sinks of greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances. I carry out this work in collaboration with researchers around the world through the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE), a global monitoring network that measures over 40 trace gases at high frequency and precision. I use models of atmospheric chemistry and transport to determine emissions and sinks of atmospheric gases using the AGAGE measurements. I am the PI of the NERC higlight topic "Detection and Attribution of Regional Emissions in the UK (DARE-UK)" and the NERC Digital Environment project "Hub for Greenhouse ...

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Recent publications

  • Rigby, M, Park, S, Saito, T, Western, LM, Redington, AL, Fang, X, Henne, S, Manning, AJ, Prinn, RG, Dutton, GS, Fraser, PJ, Ganesan, AL, Hall, BD, Harth, CM, Kim, J, Kim, KR, Krummel, PB, Lee, T, Li, S, Liang, Q, Lunt, MF, Montzka, SA, Mühle, J, O’Doherty, S, Park, MK, Reimann, S, Salameh, PK, Simmonds, P, Tunnicliffe, RL, Weiss, RF, Yokouchi, Y & Young, D, 2019, ‘Increase in CFC-11 emissions from eastern China based on atmospheric observations’. Nature, vol 569., pp. 546-550
  • Kuyper, B, Say, D, Labuschagne, C, Lesch, T, Joubert, WR, Martin, D, Young, D, Khan, MAH, Rigby, M, Ganesan, AL, Lunt, MF, O'Dowd, C, Manning, AJ, O'Doherty, S, Davies-Coleman, MT & Shallcross, DE, 2019, ‘Atmospheric HCFC-22, HFC-125, and HFC-152a at Cape Point, South Africa’. Environmental Science and Technology, vol 53., pp. 8967-8975

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