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 Greenhouse Gas UK and Global Emissions (GAUGE) project.
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) aims to determine emissions using information from satellites, aircraft, tall towers, balloons and boats
InGOS (Integrated non-CO2 Greenhouse gas Observing System) supports the integration of and access to existing national research infrastructures
The ACRG uses a range of perfluorocarbon tracers to 'track' the movement of air parcels on urban and regional scales