Greenhouse Gases in the Earth System

Understanding and quantifying Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emissions is central to international efforts to slow their growth rate in the atmosphere, in order to mitigate the humanitarian and economic impacts of climate change. Three projects [Greenhouse Gas UK and Global Emissions (GAUGE) / Radiatively Active Gases from the N. Atlantic Region & Climate Change (RAGNARoCC) / and Generating Regional Emissions Estimates with a Novel hierarchy of Observations and Upscaled Simulation Experiments (GREENHOUSE) projects] were together funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) between 2013–2018 under the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Feedback Programme. These aimed to deliver improved GHG inventories and predictions for the UK and for the globe at a regional scale.

The web resources collated here are an output of the summer schools funded by the projects, and are intended for early-career researchers working in the natural sciences who want to develop a solid understanding of the role of key greenhouse gases in the Earth system and the processes that govern their dynamics in the atmosphere, ocean and biosphere.

Principal Investigators: Dr Peter Brown, NOC (
Dr Stephan Matthiesen, University of Edinburgh (

Project Dates: 
August 2013 to February 2018

NERC Advanced Training Short Course