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My work focuses on developing methods for determining sources and sinks of greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances. I carry out this work in collaboration with researchers around the world through the Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE), a global monitoring network that measures over 40 trace gases at high frequency and precision. I use models of atmospheric chemistry and transport to determine emissions and sinks of atmospheric gases using the AGAGE measurements. I am the PI of the NERC higlight topic "Detection and Attribution of Regional Emissions in the UK (DARE-UK)" and the NERC Digital Environment project "Hub for Greenhouse Gas data Science (HUGS)". I am a co-of the NERC highlight topic MOYA, investigating the global methane budget, and co-I of the London GHG project. I am a lead author of the 2018 World Meteorological Organisation Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion.


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  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research


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  • Renewed growth of atmospheric methane

    Rigby, M., Prinn, R. G., Fraser, P. J., Simmonds, P. G., Langenfelds, R. L., Huang, J., Cunnold, D. M., Steele, L. P., Krummel, P. B., Weiss, R. F., O'Doherty, S. J., Salameh, P. K., Wang, H. J., Harth, C. M., Muhle, J. & Porter, L. W., 20 Nov 2008, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 35, 22, 6 p.

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    381 Citations (Scopus)
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  • Re-evaluation of the lifetimes of the major CFCs and CH3CCl3 using atmospheric trends

    Rigby, M., Prinn, R. G., O'Doherty, S., Montzka, S. A., McCulloch, A., Harth, C. M., Muehle, J., Salameh, P. K., Weiss, R. F., Young, T., Simmonds, P. G., Hall, B. D., Dutton, G. S., Nance, D., Mondeel, D. J., Elkins, J. W., Krummel, P. B., Steele, L. P. & Fraser, P. J., 2013, In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 13, 5, p. 2691-2702 12 p.

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    95 Citations (Scopus)
  • Three decades of global methane sources and sinks

    Kirschke, S., Bousquet, P., Ciais, P., Saunois, M., Canadell, J. G., Dlugokencky, E. J., Bergamaschi, P., Bergmann, D., Blake, D. R., Bruhwiler, L., Cameron-Smith, P., Castaldi, S., Chevallier, F., Feng, L., Fraser, A., Heimann, M., Hodson, E. L., Houweling, S., Josse, B., Fraser, P. J., & 28 othersKrummel, P. B., Lamarque, J-F., Langenfelds, R. L., Le Quere, C., Naik, V., O'Doherty, S., Palmer, P. I., Pison, I., Plummer, D., Poulter, B., Prinn, R. G., Rigby, M., Ringeval, B., Santini, M., Schmidt, M., Shindell, D. T., Simpson, I. J., Spahni, R., Steele, L. P., Strode, S. A., Sudo, K., Szopa, S., van der Werf, G. R., Voulgarakis, A., van Weele, M., Weiss, R. F., Williams, J. E. & Zeng, G., Oct 2013, In: Nature Geoscience. 6, 10, p. 813-823 11 p.

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    1566 Citations (Scopus)