Atmospheric Monitoring Network

The Atmospheric Monitoring Network – which allows CO2CRC and The University of Melbourne, supported by the University of Wollongong, to develop an open-path measurement system for atmospheric trace gases including CO2 and CH4, by using two instruments at a single site along with a series of reflectors, all deployed within the Gippsland Basin.  The project leaders are pioneers of open-path techniques using Fourier Transform Spectroscopy and world leaders in the use of such measurements to infer emissions. These assets will establish regional baseline CO2 levels and inform the design and installation of the optimal network for monitoring sources and sinks of CO2 in a proposed storage area.