Auchencorth Moss - United Kingdom

Basic Information
Site Name
Auchencorth Moss
Short name
United Kingdom
Site Description
The Auchencorth Moss (AMo) field, South East Scotland (55ᵒ47’36” N, 3°14’41” W), is an ombrotrophic peatland with an extensive fetch at an elevation of 270 m, lying 18 km SSW of Edinburgh, and can be categorised as a transitional lowland raised bog. The site is grazed with < 1 sheep ha-1. The site was originally established in 1995 to measure concentrations of trace gases and aerosols. During 2000s the site activity has increased and was established in 2006 as EMEP (Level 2/3) supersite for the UK. Long term monitoring is led by NERC CEH with contributions from other organisations/research institutes including Ricardo AEA, BureauVeritas, NPL, the University of Birmingham and University of Edinburgh. In April 2014 the site was awarded WMO GAW regional station. Currently CEH focus on three main areas of research at the AMo fieldsite: 1. Surface-atmosphere exchange fluxes 2. Atmospheric composition 3. Carbon catchments
Last modified
2023-06-20 10:06:04


General Characteristics and Status
Year Established
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)The affiliation of this site with "WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
ICOS ( affiliation of this site with "ICOS" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP)The affiliation of this site with "European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP)" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
Centroid/Representative Coordinates

Latitude: 55.793333 Longitude: -3.244722

Elevation (average)

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