The Aerosol Science Team work in partnership with the National Physical Laboratory, on behalf of Defra and the Environment Agency, to manage two major research networks across the UK.
UK Particle Number and Concentrations Network
This network is Defra’s main particle research network and includes size segregated and total particle number counts and automatic and laboratory chemical speciation of particulate matter composition. For more information please visit the Defra website.
UK Black Carbon Network
The Defra UK Black Carbon Network aims to monitor concentrations of black carbon across the UK. Black Carbon is a by-product of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, biofuels and biomass and sources include diesel emissions, wood burning, forest fires; among others.