- The National Geographic Society has announced the successful installation of the world’s highest operating weather stations on Mount Everest.
- The successful installation aims to break new ground in our monitoring and understanding of climate change as the stations will help continuously monitor the upper reaches of the atmosphere which is critical to tracking and predicting weather patterns around the globe.
- The weather station will record data on temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed, and wind direction.
- Besides,the new weather stations will also give scientists direct observations to understand jet stream and will also help understand how climate change is affecting the Himalayas.
- Further,the data from the weather stations will also help communities respond to climate risks that threaten the lives and livelihoods of the more than one billion people in the region.
- The analysis from this stations will also reveal how monsoon patterns will change in India.Indian scientists have indicated that monsoon is weakening over the years but this data may give more clues to what time of the year moisture comes in compared to earlier.
- Mount Everest known in Nepal as Sagarmatha and in Tibetan as Chomolungma is Earth’s highest mountain above sea level.It is located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.The international border between Nepal and China(Tibet Autonomous Region) runs across its summit point.
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