Greenhouse gases

Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH2), and nitrous oxide (N2O) are the greenhouse gases that are largely responsible for climate change. Greenhouse gas samples are collected at fortnightly intervals as part of the long-term monitoring programme.

In addition, a state-of-the-art eddy covariance flux tower has recently been installed on St Serf's island; this will help improve our understanding of the role of inland waters in the global carbon cycle and which potential catchment or waterbody-scale interventions can be used to mitigate these emissions.

Read more about UKCEH's GHG Aqua project.

St Serf's flux tower; GHG Aqua