The Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) carries out research here at Bristol and worldwide in collaboration with other atmospheric chemistry research centres, universities and government bodies.
Collaboration with European government institutions such as NILU (Norway) and EMPA (Switzerland) as well as the University of Urbino lead to the SOGE (Study Of Greenhouse gases in Europe) project. Much of the data from these monitoring stations is now included in AGAGE.
The halocarbon project has over a number of years (1998 - 2007) monitored a suite of 16 halocarbons found in the lower atmosphere, most of which contain only one or two carbons. Measurements have been taken here at Bristol, at Mace Head in Ireland, in Svalbard and on a cruise from Tenerife to Iceland.
The EUROHYDROS project was a European collaboration to further understand biochemical hydrogen cycle and included data gathered at Mace Head.
The routine measurement of oxygenated volatile organic compounds (OVOCs) has been a missing component of many previous atmospheric studies. The group monitored levels of OVOCs in parallel with non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHCs) in the polluted troposphere through the use of GC/MS using the MADS-GCMS system.
The ACRG is a member of the Bristol Biogeochemistry Research Centre (BBRC).
The Swiss monitoring station at Jungfraujoch, part of the SOGE consortium.
Collaboration with third party research centres such as Alice Holt can provide controlled environments for emission monitoring.
The AGAGE site at Mace Head provides data for other research projects such as EuroHydros.