World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)

Quality Assurance/Science Activity Centre (QA/SAC)

for Asia and the South-West Pacific

qasac

The Quality Assurance/Science Activity Centre (QA/SAC) for Asia and the South-West Pacific was established in the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) in October 1995 as one of the QA/SACs within the framework of WMO's Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) programme. The objective of QA/SACs is to oversee the quality of the data in the GAW observation network. This QA/SAC emphasizes activities in the areas of carbon dioxide (CO2), ethane (CH4) and total ozone. This QA/SAC benefits from being collocated with the World Calibration Centre (WCC) and the World Data Centre for Greenhouse Gases (WDCGG).

The main tasks of this QA/SAC are as follows:

  1. Technical cooperation with GAW stations in Asia and the South-West Pacific [seminar, exchange of experts]
  2. Supporting information for using the WDCGG's global analysis for CO2 and CH4
    [availability of the data, calibration scale, deviation from the zonal average]
  3. Information for scientific use of GAW data
  4. The advisory group of experts for the QA/SAC for Asia and the South-West Pacific
  5. Links to related institutes and information
Quality Assurance/Science Activity Centre (QA/SAC)
for Asia and South-West Pacific
c/o Atmospheric Environment Division
Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
1-3-4, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8122, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3287-3439
Fax: +81-3-3211-4640
E-mail:
GAW-Tokyo Last Updated: 2012-06-26 QA/SAC-Japan