China has launched a new comprehensive scientific expedition to Mount Qomolangma, the world’s highest peak on the China-Nepal border.
The expedition is part of China’s second Qinghai-Tibet Plateau research survey, which began in 2017. More than 270 research members from 16 teams are participating in the expedition, according to the second comprehensive Qinghai- research team. Tibet Plateau.
With most of the disciplines covered, the largest number of research participants and the most advanced equipment used, the expedition is the largest since the start of China’s second scientific research survey on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The expedition focuses on key scientific issues such as the western monsoon wind-synergy, the change of Asian water towers, ecosystems, biodiversity and human activities in the Qomolangma mountain area.
During the expedition a total of 8 meteorological stations will be set up, four of which are planned to be over 7000 meters above sea level.
The tallest weather station, at an altitude of 8,800 meters, will be the tallest automatic weather station in the world if successfully installed.
According to the research team, the expedition team will conduct studies on environmental changes, changes in greenhouse gas concentrations, carbon ecosystem sink functions and human adaptation to extreme environments in extremely high altitude areas of Mount Qomolangma against the background of global warming. .
The expedition is expected to provide scientific data on changes in the atmospheric and cryospheric environment in the Qomolangma area and to discover the laws of environmental change in the extremely high Qomolangma areas in the context of climate warming. Launched in 2017, the second scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is of great importance for advancing the sustainable development of the region and promoting global environmental protection.