As part of the GREENHOUSE project, a one month long field campaign was conducted to gather information on spatial and temporal patterns of greenhouse gas fluxes from arable farmed land. This campaign was carried out on a rapeseed crop site, located in Lincolnshire, from March to the beginning of May 2014. The principal participants were the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology (Wallingford, Edinburgh and Lancaster), the University of York and the University of Edinburgh.

"Inside Science", the BBC Radio 4 science programme, will broadcast a feature on GAUGE in their next episode. The production team visited FAAM recently and interviewed some of the researchers involved in the airborne measurements within GAUGE. The episode will be broadcast on Thursday, 19th June 2014, at 16:30 on BBC Radio 4, and will also be available online on the BBC player.

Stall at Edinburgh International Science Festival

As part of the annual Edinburgh International Science Festival in April, the School of GeoSciences, along with other departments from the University of Edinburgh, opened up a stall in the National Museum to show the public what the world of geosciences is all about. Among others, displays showed the role of greenhouse gases, the carbon cycle and the challenges of satellite research.

The last GAUGE tall tower was successfully equipped with greenhouse gas measurement instrumentation on the 29th January 2014 by a small team from the University of Bristol, Dickon Young, Dan Say and Ann Stavert, and Carole Helfter (CEH).

One aspect of the Greenhouse gAs Uk and Global Emissions (GAUGE) project is to use aircraft measurements to help determine UK emissions from a variety of sources, thereby helping to quantify the UK’s greenhouse gas budget. Dr Grant Allen, from the University of Manchester manages this aspect of the project, and spoke very eloquently about the role of aircraft measurements in a recent episode of the Barometer Podcast: GAUGE - From the Air.