• January 12, 2024
  • MIT Joint Program

Probing the atmosphere, protecting the biosphere

Emissions of CFC-11, a chlorofluorocarbon once frequently used in cooling and insulation systems to improve the quality of life, can also endanger life. Upon entry into the stratosphere where solar ultraviolet radiation is strong, CFC-11 decomposes, resulting in the release of chlorine, which...

  • May 28, 2020

A tightrope walk for fresh air: New air intake for the Jungfraujoch research station

A team of researchers and professional climbers installed a new air intake at Jungfraujoch station – 50 meters away on a narrow ridge above the abyss.

  • January 22, 2020
  • Nature

The chemists policing Earth’s atmosphere for rogue pollution

AGAGE researchers tracked down mysterious sources of ozone-destroying chemicals in China and guard the planet against future illicit emissions.

  • June 6, 2019
  • The Conversation

Why there’s more greenhouse gas in the atmosphere than you may have realised

AGAGE scientists Blagoj Mitrevski, Nada Derek and Paul Krummel co-authored an article in The Conversation about the steep rise of carbon dioxide to record levels at the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii.

  • May 24, 2019

NASA-Supported Monitoring Network Assesses Ozone Layer Threats

New AGAGE research locates the source region for about half of the new emissions of CFC-11, a banned, potent ozone-depleting chemical: eastern China.

  • May 22, 2019
  • The Conversation

Eastern China pinpointed as source of rogue ozone-depleting emissions

AGAGE scientists Paul Krummel, Nada Derek and Paul Fraser co-authored an article in The Conversation about a mysterious rebound in the emissions of banned ozone-depleting chemicals, which has been traced to eastern China.

  • December 20, 2018
  • MIT News

New threat to ozone recovery

Study finds chloroform emissions, on the rise in East Asia, could delay ozone recovery by up to eight years.

  • December 13, 2018
  • University of Bristol

£3 million for major research study into UK greenhouse gas emissions

A study to develop new methods for evaluating the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions using atmospheric observations has been awarded £3M by NERC, the Natural Environmental Research Council in the UK.

  • October 23, 2018
  • MIT Joint Program News

AGAGE: Monitoring the atmosphere, changing the world

To celebrate achievements aimed at improving our understanding of key global chemical and climatic phenomena, AGAGE scientists, collaborators and guests from research institutions around the world gathered at a 40th anniversary conference. Participants discussed the network’s evolution, impacts and...

  • October 17, 2018
  • University of Bristol

Renewed funding for UK greenhouse gas and ozone depleting substances monitoring

A network of greenhouse gas and ozone depleting substance measurements in the UK and Ireland has been awarded renewed funding of £2.1 million for continued operation for a further two-and-a-half years.