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 are made at the four stations (Ridge Hill, Herefordshire; Tacolneston, Norfolk; Angus, Scotland and Mace Head, Ireland), including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride and a suite of halocarbons.

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 NitroEurope and global networks, such as the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE). 


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 Governments Department of Energy and Climate Change. Further information on how they use these data is available on their web-site: UK Greenhouse gas monitoring and verification.

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.