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).
Collaboration with other UK universities on tracer release experiments has seen an involvement in past projects such as URGENT and DAPPLE investigating air flows and particle dispersion in the urban environment. Following on from this, longer range tracer work includes collaboration with the Meteorological Office for atmospheric modelling.
The group also collaborates with European institutions at both a university and government funded level such as UK SOLAS developing and improving equipment for European based projects.
The ACRG is a member of the Bristol Biogeochemistry Research Centre (BBRC).
The ACRG runs two of the world’s nine global background stations under the AGAGE (Atmospheric Global Gases Experiment) programme.
The group runs tracer release experiments to determine pollution patterns.
The group runs modelling simulations using the Met Office's Global 3-D Lagrangian model STOCHEM.
Instrumentation developed as part of UK SOLAS on the DOGEE cruise in 2007.
Instrumentation in the mobile lab at Tacolneston, Norfolk, as part of the DECC network.