New paper published on methane emissions from India
Our recent publication found there has been little growth in India's methane emissions in recent years. The study, which was lead by the ACRG's Anita Ganesan, is the first to have quantified India's emissions using a variety of measurement platforms including satellite, surface and aircraft data. For more details you can read the (open access) paper in Nature Communications.
New PhD vacancies open for 2018
New projects are now open to start in September 2018. For details of how to apply, eligibility and the projects themselves then head to the vacancies page. Successful students will be fully integrated into the NERC GW4+ DTP.
New PhD vacancies open for 2017
New projects are now open to start in October 2017. For details of how to apply (deadline 6th January 2017), eligibility and the projects themselves then head to the vacancies page. Successful students will be fully integrated into the NERC GW4+ DTP.
ACRG at NERC 'Into the Blue'
We were represented at the Natural Environment Research Councils’s recent public outreach event, ‘Into The Blue’. Emily White from our group went along as part of the Living Earth project (https://livingearthbristol.
wordpress.com, @LivingEarthTeam). Over the 5 days of the event they built up a model of planet Earth, whizzing through 4.5 billion years of Earth history. Starting with a willow structure, they added oceans, continents, an atmosphere, dinosaurs and eventually humans. Even our measurement site at Bilsdale was featured!
New blog on greenhouse gas emissions verification
PhD student Dan Say, writes on the importance of emissions verification in a blog for the University of Bristol Policy Hub.
Simon celebrates 25 years of service
Congratulations to Professor Simon O'Doherty who celebrated 25 years of service to the university on 12th October. Simon received an award from the Vice-Chancellor Hugh Brady to commemerate this achievement at a ceremony last week. Here's to another 25!
Two new publications from the group
Two papers from the group have been published recently. The first, written by lead author Mark Lunt, describes a new methodological development for inverse modelling. It is published in the open-access journal Geoscientific Model Development, : Estimation of trace gas fluxes with objectively determined basis functions using reversible-jump Markov chain Monte Carlo.
The second is written by PhD student Dan Say, and examines the accuracy of the UK's HFC-134a inventory. The paper is published in Environmental Science & Technology: Re-Evaluation of the UK's HFC-134a Emissions Inventory Based on Atmospheric Observations.
New blog explains what Dan is up to in India
PhD student and Group member Dan Say is currently in India measuring greenhouse gases from an aircraft. This new blog by Anita explains why this work is important and what we hope to learn from the campaign.
PhD opportunities in greenhouse gas modelling
We have a number of projects available to start in October 2016. Please see the vacancies page for more details.
New publication resolves gap in potent greenhouse gas emissions
A new study, led by members of the ACRG, has found that significant emissions of hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) are coming from countries who have no requirement to report their emissions. The study appears in the journal PNAS.
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New instrument arrives for trace gas measurement
The ACRG recently took delivery of a new instrument for the measurement of N2O and CO. The instrument is currently being tested in Bristol, before being installed as part of the UK DECC network. We look forward to being able to report the first measurements from this new instrument over the coming months. The ACRG also welcomed Kieran Stanley to the group in January. Kieran is a new post-doc in the group, and one of his responsibilities will be getting this instrument up and running.
£918,000 renewed funding for UK greenhouse gas monitoring
The ACRG has been awarded renewed funding to maintain the UK DECC Network.