Tom Matthews | Meteorology on Everest

Nov 24, 2020  10:30 - Nov 20, 2020 11:15

(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

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Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join climate scientist Tom Matthews to learn about the weather on Earth’s highest peak! Tom took part in National Geographic and Rolex's Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mt. Everest, where he helped establish the world's highest weather station. He joined a team of international scientists, storytellers, and climbers on a two-month expedition, to research into the effects of climate change on the glaciers and the environment on the mountain. Two weather stations were installed by Dr Matthews, Dr Baker Parry from Appalachian State University (North Carolina, USA), and a team of Sherpas, and sit at 8,430 meters and 7,945 meters. They will provide researchers, climbers and the public, with near real-time information about mountain conditions.

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