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Automatic Hydrocarbon Network -2004 - 2010 - AQ0628

The UK ambient automatic hydrocarbon air quality network (RMP2423).

Project Summary

a. Contract Title – The UK ambient automatic hydrocarbon air quality network.

b. Duration – 01/09/2004 – 31/08/2009.

c. Description – The automatic hydrocarbons network comprises five monitoring stations each measuring a range of hydrocarbon species. Each of the monitoring stations are co-located with Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN) monitoring sites, these being Harwell, London Marylebone Road, London Eltham, Glasgow Roadside and Auchencorth Moss. Data from these sites are reported to Europe under statutory reporting obligations. Additionally, Harwell and Auchencorth Moss are designated EMEP monitoring sites.

The contract covers the operation and maintenance of the five analysers; data collection, validation and ratification; quality assurance/quality control procedures; data reporting; local site operator training; policy advice and attendance at a range of related meetings.

The instruments provide hourly concentrations of hydrocarbon species, which are collected and processed on a daily basis. Data are ratified on a quarterly basis and are available on the UK air quality archive.

d. Contract value – £ 1,474,805
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2010

Cost: £1,729,943
Contractor / Funded Organisations
AEA Energy & Environment
Air quality monitoring              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Air Quality