The Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) carries out research here at Bristol and worldwide in collaboration with other atmospheric chemistry research centres, universities and third parties. Worldwide the group is involved in the Atmospheric Global Gases Experiment (AGAGE), monitoring global background levels of a wide range of greenhouse gases. The group is actively involved in the verification of UK greenhouse gas emissions through the Deriving Emissions linked to Climate Change (DECC) network, as well as wider efforts to quantify greenhouse gas emissions from the UK through the Detection and Attribution of Regional greenhouse gas Emissions in the UK (DARE-UK) project.
The ACRG is a member of the Bristol Biogeochemistry Research Centre (BBRC) and collaborates with other researchers from the University of Bristol through the Cabot Institute. The ACRG has also been involved in a number of previous projects.
Links to data archives are included on the project pages where available.
The ACRG runs two of the world's nine AGAGE (Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment) global background stations
UK DECC Network
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
The MOYA (Methane Observations and Yearly Assessments) project is a NERC funded research programme to examine the global atmospheric methane budget
GAUGE (Greenhouse Gases UK and Global Emissions) improved our understanding of UK emissions using measurements from a range of platforms
InHALE (Investigating HALocarbon impacts on the global Environment) is a NERC funded research programme to improve understanding in global halocarbon measurements and modelling to ensure the success of the Montreal Protocol
The ACRG uses a range of perfluorocarbon tracers to 'track' the movement of air parcels on urban and regional scales
OpenGHG is a cloud-computing platform being developed to allow collation, comparison and analysis of greenhouse gas data. This builds on work completed as part of the HUGS project.
DARE-UK develops systems to estimate greenhouse gas emissions to improve the accuracy of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory reports.