SOGE-A will provide a European contribution to extension of an international observation system for greenhouse gases by setting up a Chinese measurement system. The project builds upon SOGE; an existing integrated system for observation of homogenate greenhouse gases in Europe, funded through the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Program (FP5) and national contributions. The gases that are in focus, CFCs, Huffs and Macs, are included in the Montreal and the Kyoto protocols, as they contribute to depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer as well as globalwarming. The setting-up of a measurement system in China includes installing in instrument for measurements of homogenate compounds, linking and harmonization of the Chinese station to SOGE, and estimation of emissions by combining measurements with meteorological data and model tools. The project also focuses on teaching, training and dissemination of results to end-users. China still (legally) emits significant amounts of CFCs. China's importance as a source of HCFC and HFC is increasing rapidly. SOGE-A will be linked to the SOGE network that has been developed between four stations in Europe with full intercalibration. SOGE is collaborating with the international network of Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE), which is funded partly by NASA in the US and partly by the governments of Australia, United Kingdom and Japan. AGAGE collaborates with the network of National Ocean and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) in the US. NASA and NOAA, and also the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) program, support the establishment of observations in China, due to significant emissions and missing observations in the region.'
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