World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)
Quality Assurance/Science Activity Centre (QA/SAC)
for Asia and the South-West Pacific
In 1999, JMA organized an advisory group of experts to give scientific and technical advice on GAW-related activities in Japan, in particular the QA/SAC for Asia and the South-West Pacific. The group consists of Japanese experts from universities and research institutes, and discusses issues of observation techniques, data quality, analysis and related information for GAW activities, including greenhouse gases and the ozone layer monitoring network in the region.