May 19, Kathmandu: A scientific expedition team of the National Geographic Society has installed a weather station at around 8,830m near the summit point of Mt Everest on May 9. This is the highest weather station on Earth.
The station installed by the National Geographic Society is at the highest point than the one installed by China last month.
The automatic weather monitoring station powered by solar panels measures the wind speed and direction, air temperature, air pressure, change in surface height of snow, incoming shortwave and longwave radiation, and out-going shortwave and longwave radiations.
The team led by climate scientist Baker Perry has returned to Kathmandu.
The data gathered by the station will be used by both Nepal and the National Geographic Society.