IMECC Networking Activitiy: NA3

The objectives of NA3 are:

  • To improve the inter-operability of atmospheric composition measurement laboratories (GASLABS) via quality Control activities

  • To improve the inter-operatibility of atmospheric CO2 monitoring stations via Quality Control activities

  • To develop better co-operation among participants for monitoring calibration scale differences and artefacts among labs and field stations

The proposed Networking Activity consists of estbalishing a quality control programme, based on frequent intercomparaison of atmospheric measurements. The quality control programme quantitifies and monitors in a dynamic fashion sample collection and analysis artefacts as well as possible calibration scale differences for CO2, CH4, CO, 13CO2, 18O-CO2 between the European GASLABS and between field stations of the Atmospheric Network.