World s Highest Weather Station
The National Geographic Society has installed the world s highest operating weather stations on Mount Everest to provide researchers, climbers, and the public with near real-time information about mountain conditions.
Benefits from these Stations
- The data from these stations will help communities to respond to climate risks that threaten the lives and livelihoods of the more than one billion people in the region.
- These stations would aid in continuously monitor the upper reaches of the atmosphere, which is critical to tracking and predicting weather patterns around the globe.
- Installed at an elevation of more than 8000m these would be the first to sample the stratosphere as natural variations in the atmospheric boundaries change over time
The team has installed the weather stations at Balcony area (8,430 m), South Col (7,945 m), Phortse (3,810 m), Everest Base Camp (5,315 m) and Camp II (6,464 m). The weather station at Balcony is the first weather station installed at an elevation above 8,000 meters.