Auchencorth Moss Atmospheric Observatory

The purpose of Auchencorth Moss Atmospheric Observatory is to monitor atmospheric composition (air quality) and the exchange of pollutants between land surface and atmosphere in a peatland (carbon-rich) catchment. Peatlands are important because they occupy 12% of the UK's land area and capture/store vast quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, helping to offset human-generated greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change. This observatory is Scotland’s largest air quality monitoring station, contributes to many UK and international air quality monitoring networks (see Partners) and is also used for short-term field experiments.
Auchencorth Moss