Miss Rebecca Brownlow

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Thesis Title: Tropical methane emissions: using isotopes to characterise source variability.


The tropics are an important source of global methane however this area is poorly understood. During my PhD I am studying various areas of the tropics and used δ13C to quantify and identify source signatures. 

Field campaigns have included:

  • Bachok, Malaysia: Continuous monitoring of greenhouse gases from a tower site and collecting Tedlar bag samples for isotope analysis. 

  • Ascension Island: Working with U. Bristol and U. Birmingham during two field campaigns developing experimental methods using UAVs to collect Tedlar bag and flask samples at different heights above and below the trade wind temperature inversion. This project won an EPSRC-supported prize in the Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability category.

  • Hong Kong: Mobile Picarro measurements and collection of Tedlar bag samples.

Educational background

2009 → 2013 Environmental Geoscience, MSci, Royal Holloway, University of London

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