I am a NERC Advanced Research Fellow in the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at the University of Bristol, and a Research Associate at the Center for Global Change Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I was previously a Research Scientist. Before working at MIT, I studied for a PhD in Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College London. I have a degree in Physics from Cambridge University, where I studied at Clare College.
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 (like NCAR‘s MOZART model, shown on the Animations page) to determine emissions and sinks of atmospheric gases using the AGAGE measurements. I am a co-I on the GAUGE consortium, part of NERC’s Greenhouse Gases and Feedbacks Programme, which aims to estimate the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in greater detail than has been possible before.
The blog page of this website gives a summary of some of the work we have been doing recently. Please take a look, and feel free to email me if you have any questions (matt dot rigby at bristol dot ac dot uk).