National Physical Laboratory

Measurement Challenges of Climate Change

A new article in Nature Climate Change explains how the Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is working to find solutions to the measurement challenges surrounding climate change.

NPL's Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) facility
NPL's Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) facility is
mounted on the back of an articulated lorry to provide
mobile emissions monitoring

The article features interviews with NPL's Jane Burston, head of the Centre for Carbon Measurement, as well as with Nigel Fox, Rod Robinson and Gareth Hinds, science leaders for Climate Data, Carbon Markets and Accounting, and Low Carbon Technologies, respectively. They talk about the concept behind the Centre and the measurement needs that it aims to meet.

Featured work at NPL includes:

Read the full article 'Measurement Challenges' (subscription to Nature Climate Change required).

The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL aims to reduce uncertainties in climate data, provide the robust measurement that is required to account for, price and trade carbon emissions, and help develop and accelerate the take up of low carbon technologies.

For further details, please contact Jane Burston

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2012
Created: 8 Aug 2012