China Sets Up World's Highest Automatic Weather Station

Intiqab Rawoof

May 6, 2022


Chinese scientific researchers on Wednesday established an automatic meteorological monitoring station at an altitude of over 8,800 meters, the world’s highest of its kind, on Mount Qomolangma on the China-Nepal border. 

Xinhua News Agency stated that this station has replaced the one sitting at an altitude of 8,430 meters on the south side of the mountain, set up by British and US scientists in 2019. 
Including the new station, eight elevation gradient meteorological stations have been set up on Mount Qomolangma, one of the main tasks in China’s new comprehensive scientific expedition on the world’s highest peak. 

Zhao Huabiao, a researcher with the ITP, said the monitored meteorological data will support scientific research and mountaineering activities. (QNA)