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New Weather Stations on top of Mt. Everest
« on: July 01, 2019, 11:15:54 PM »
Looks like National Geographic (in partnership with Rolex) just installed some weather stations on top of Mount Everest

https://earther.gizmodo.com/scientists-just-installed-the-world-s-highest-weather-s-1835485734

From that article and the picture shown, RM Young was the brand weather station that they used to withstand those extreme conditions and provide data. Amazing!

https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2019/06/13/everest-expedition-breaks-record-with-installation-of-the-worlds-highest-operating-weather-stations/

Live data from stations:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/life-at-the-extremes/

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Re: New Weather Stations on top of Mt. Everest
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 03:35:47 AM »
One would have thought there would have been a little more thought, robustness and protection in the cabling?

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Re: New Weather Stations on top of Mt. Everest
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 08:02:53 PM »
Good find galfert. Will definitely bookmark that one.

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Re: New Weather Stations on top of Mt. Everest
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2019, 08:11:45 PM »
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Re: New Weather Stations on top of Mt. Everest
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 09:13:30 PM »
Wow, very awesome find indeed! Thanks for sharing! And I noticed one of the scientific leads is from my home-state University of Maine! I'll be the first to admit you don't typically hear much about UMaine, so its pretty neat to see a name from near home.

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Re: New Weather Stations on top of Mt. Everest
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 08:50:46 PM »
On Tuesday June 30, 2020, from 9 to 10pm Central, National Geographic TV will air "Expedition Everest " which highlights the placing of the world's highest weather station on the "balcony" of Mt. Everest.

There is also more to learn in the latest National Geographic Magazine.

https://tinyurl.com/y85x67pd

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Re: New Weather Stations on top of Mt. Everest
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2020, 09:13:14 PM »
Oh wow! I'm very excited for this. Thank you so much for the heads up. I'm also very happy that I have YouTube TV because they carry National Geographic channel. I've got it all set to record. Can't wait. I also noticed this looks like Season 1/Episode 1 of what will be a new series.

For anyone with YouTube TV my biggest tip is to schedule your recording using a computer and not your SmartTV (allows you to navigate the guide days into the future).

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Re: New Weather Stations on top of Mt. Everest
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2020, 11:07:09 AM »
I watched the show. It was okay. It was more about the climb and the challenges and about the traffic jams (yes too many climbers on Mt. Everest these days) and about the team doing research and taking core samples and a lot about climate change than about the station. I would have liked to have seen more about the station and how it works and about the data that it is collecting and what they learned from the data. Perhaps more of that is in episode 2 or later? Maybe this is just the beginning as it is a series. It was interesting to learn that the team originally wanted to put the station at the very peek of the summit but because of traffic jams of people climbing and bad weather that they settled on that last level just before the summit called the Balcony for the installation of the station. Close enough I guess, only 1,500 short of the summit at 29,000 feet.
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Re: New Weather Stations on top of Mt. Everest
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2020, 03:54:24 PM »
The installation leaves a lot to be desired being where it is? It's not as if you can just nick up there anytime to fix anything.

 

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