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RIC at Manila, Philippines (Region V)
(Information on this page is based on a report from the RIC received in July 2013. Please refer to the RIC's webpage for the latest information.)
 
General Information
Address: PAGASA, Science Garden, Agham Rd., Diliman, Q. C., Philippines 1100
Website: N/A
Contact person: Ferdinand Y. Barcenas
Title: Weather Specialist II
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
Email:fybarce8 @ yahoo.com
Tel: +632 9294865 W/ FAX
Fax:+632 4349040/9292121
Calibration capabilities: Temperature, Pressure, Humidity, Wind, Precipitation
 
Specific Information on instrument calibration capabilities
Temperature measurement (thermometer)
Instrument Undergoing Calibration
Calibration Range
Reference standard, Equipment
Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC)*
Traceability of Reference equipment
Last standard calibration date
Calibration body
Mercurial Thermometer

0~50 °C

Partial immersion mercurial thermometers
0.08°C (95 % confidence level)
26 August 2010
National Metrology Laboratory DOST/ITDI-Phils.
Status of accreditation: unknown
 
Pressure measurement (barometer)
Instrument Undergoing Calibration
Calibration Range
Reference standard, Equipment
Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC)*
Traceability of Reference equipment
Last standard calibration date
Calibration body
Mercurial barometer

820~1020 hPa

Cistern-Siphon type mercurial barometer

0.12hPa
22 December 2011
RIC-Australia
Status of accreditation: unknown
 
Humidity measurement (hygrometer)
Instrument Undergoing Calibration
Calibration Range
Reference standard, Equipment
Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC)*
Traceability of Reference equipment
Last standard calibration date
Calibration body
Dry & Wet Bulb Thermometers

40%~98% RH

Dry & Wet Bulb Thermometers
2.8% RH
07 February 2011
PAGASA-Internal
Status of accreditation: unknown
 
Wind measurement (anemometer)
Instrument Undergoing Calibration
Calibration Range
Reference standard, Equipment
Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC)*
Traceability of Reference equipment
Last standard calibration date
Calibration body
Anemometer

2.9~19.2 m/s

Using Pitot static tube & manometer
1.0 m/s
03 August 2010
TSI Incorporated
Status of accreditation: unknown
 
Precipitation (rain gauge)
Instrument Undergoing Calibration
Calibration Range
Reference standard, Equipment
Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC)*
Traceability of Reference equipment
Last standard calibration date
Calibration body
Catching rain gauge

50mm/hr, 100mm/hr, 200mm/hr, 300mm/hr

Calibration by equivalent practical volume of water per tip Using Field Calibration Device (FCD) Verification through graduated cylinder
<=5% error
Original manufacturer calibration
Hydrological Services, PTY LTD
Status of accreditation: unknown

 

* A CMC (calibration and measurement capability) is the smallest uncertainty of measurement that can be expected to be achieved by the RIC during a calibration. This CMC is evaluated by the RIC itself and described in the scope of accreditation of the RIC, if available.

 

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