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The 57th Meeting of AGAGE Scientists and Cooperating Networks was held in Beijing

15-05-2018Source:China Meteorological News Press

On May 7, the 57th Meeting of Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE) Scientists and Cooperating Networks was held in Beijing. More than 30 scientists from 17 AGAGE members were present at the meeting.

This meeting reviewed station issues and non-AGAGE optical instrument data. Revevant Experts introduced data and station quality assessment, present status of AGAGE and AGAGE-affiliated stations and the performance of these instruments. Furthermore, the intercomparisons, intercalibrations, collaborations, and assessments, AGAGE calibration, scientific results from AGAGE and Cooperating Networks are also part of the discussions. They also presented AGAGE instrumentation, species, and stations as well as update on data archival.

Scientists from different organizations, including Peking University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Ecological Environment gave special report on the implementation of Montreal Protocol in China, the emissions estimation of ozone depleting substances and greenhouse gases, the research and application of the latest substitution, the monitoring of carbon emissions in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei, and so on.

AGAGE represents one of the most advanced international observation networks in monitoring ozone depleting substances and Chlorofluorocarbons. The members come from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Met Office, China Meteorological Administration, etc.

CMA took part in this network in 2008. After two-year’s effort it established Shangdianzi, a regional background atmosphere watch station, to monitor the halogenated greenhouse gases.

The scientific objectives of the AGAGE programs are of considerable importance in furthering our understanding of a number of important global chemical and climatic phenomena, including optimally determine from observations, accurately document the global distributions and temporal behavior of the biogenic/anthropogenic gases, and determine the magnitude and geographical distributions of sources of trace gases, etc. (May 15)

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