World’s Highest Weather Station Erected at 6,500 Metres on Everest’s Dongrongbu Glacier

China News reports a weather station has erected on Dongrongbu Glacier at 6,500 meters on Mount Everest (Qomolangma) and it will be monitored until October. The station will continue to collect data which will be retrieved when climbing season resumes in April. A weather station was erected on the same spot in 2001 but has since disappeared.

Jing Zhefan who is in charge of the project said it would monitor temperature, pressure, humidity, solar radiation intensity, heat flux and atmosphere turbulence, and the conversion of materials as the collection of air and aerosol samples and snowfall and snow pit samples


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