UK Deriving Emissions linked to Climate Change Network (UK DECC Network)

Atmospheric Monitoring & Verification of the UK’s GHG Inventory

The UK DECC (Deriving Emissions linked to Climate Change) Network consists of four sites in the UK and Ireland measuring greenhouse and ozone depleting gases from tall telecommunication towers. High-frequency measurements of all major greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride and a suite of halocarbons) are made at Ridge Hill, Herefordshire; Tacolneston, Norfolk; Heathfield, East Sussex; Bilsdale, Yorkshire; and Mace Head, Ireland. 

Data from the UK DECC network are used to assess atmospheric trends and UK emissions of these gases, as well as feeding into other research programmes, such as the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE). Data archives can be found on CEDA and WDCGG.

Further information on this unique atmospheric observations network, including project reports, is available on the project web-site: Atmospheric Trends

This work is funded by the Government's Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

Further information on how this data is used to support verification of the UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory is available in the UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report.

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