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Black Carbon monitoring network 2012-2015 - AQ0644

The main purpose of this research project is to obtain and to process measurement data obtained from the UK’s Black Carbon Network in order to improve scientific understanding of the temporal trends in black carbon, and to attribute the measured concentrations to specific sources and/or source categories,
The Project has three objectives, to:

- Provide quality assured, quality controlled and valid measurements of atmospheric black carbon concentrations at all the Network sites, all with assigned measurement uncertainties so that temporal trends and spatial distributions can be more accurately determined;
- Assess temporal trends and spatial distributions from the Network data, with good data capture to enable these to be derived robustly and accurately;
- Evaluate the proportions of black carbon contributing to the PM at the sites themselves, and in related populated and rural areas, with realistically assigned uncertainties.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2012

To: 2017

Cost: £529,561
Contractor / Funded Organisations
National Physical Laboratory
Air Quality              
Air quality monitoring              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Air Quality