The Atmospheric Analysis Facility for GHGs is equipped to analyse air samples to measure concentrations and fluxes of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O, including stable isotopes). Analytical capability includes the analysis of vials via headspace autosampler and GC-FID for CH4 and CO2, and GC-ECD for N2O.
Instruments have a working life of usually 10 -20 years depending on use and specification. Maintenance and good practice makes maximum use of equipment.
The Laboratory at Lancaster is the only UK laboratory with an accredited method for the analysis of greehouse gases (including stable isotopes) in atmospheric samplers. The laboratories at Lancaster and Edinburgh are unique in the ambient greenhouse gas sampling analysis done routinely. The laboratory at Edinburgh is unique in the instrument suite and the specialised staff for air, soil and vegetation analysis for air pollution.
No external partners help to operate the Atmospheric Analysis Facility for GHGs.
Potential users should contact Eiko Nemitz at UKCEH Edinburgh
Atmospheric Analysis Facilities for GHGs are based at UKCEH stations in Edinburgh, Lancaster and Bangor.
UKRI-NERC National Capability funding: UK-SCaPE programme (LTSS), plus UKRI-NERC Discovery Science Grants.
Atmospheric Analysis Facilities are used by UKCEH staff and students, plus research collaborators.
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