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  • It's just me against Everest is one of the most extreme environments on the planet, and nobody has ever fully quantified the climate conditions up there.

  • We're gonna be pushing the envelope attempting Thio, install highest weather station in the world.

  • Thio improve our understanding of weather patterns and climate change on the Mount Everest region.

  • Yeah, thes high mountain regions air changing faster than other places around the world.

  • The highest elevations.

  • Air actually believed to be warming at faster rates than other lower elevation regions.

  • My major role in this expedition is to install a network of weather stations, including what we hope to be the highest weather station in the world.

  • Yeah, we're here installing the lowest of our network of weather stations.

  • Firstly, to transmit the data, we require a lot of power.

  • If the systems and have enough power, it will refuse to transmit data.

  • That would mean we couldn't see what was going on in real time, which is what we really want.

  • We want to know in real time what's going on in the mountain weather station sees a whole year's worth of weather possibilities measuring the wind speed, thermal radiation, temperature, humidity, on precipitation waken use machine learning to provided a totally different approach to how you can forecast weather.

  • We're filling in gaps in how the climate is changing.

  • They're multiple stations going up, including one in four, say, one station at base camp, one camp to another of the South, Col.

  • And then we will attempt to install one above 8000 m.

  • Yeah, let's face it, climbing Everest is still a very difficult thing to do.

  • It takes years of time developing the skills, the confidence, the ability to deal with a constantly changing mountain environment, to deal with the cold, to deal with the high altitude.

  • And you can't fake it pretty snug, but not so snug that I'm pushing really hard against my face and then just set your reducer right on top, and then you're gonna be spinning the bottle counterclockwise.

  • This morning.

  • We have installed what we call the base Camp Rover.

  • It's a critical the have a station here on the glacier to be able to observe and to measure the geological processes we've got.

  • Electron ICS need to operate extreme temperatures, exceptionally high wind speeds, having instruments that can work in those sorts of environments has been a big challenge.

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  • So yeah, tired.

  • Everything?

  • Yeah, there's a reason that some of this has never been done before.

  • Logistically, it's exceptionally challenging.

  • It's physically demanding in and of itself just to climb and function up.

  • 8000 years.

  • Yeah, to try to do science, but some of these elevations as an added challenge.

  • E think people are feeling as good as we can at this stage in the expedition, and we're excited toe to be left to camp.

  • Two.

  • Been trying as a scientist, we're used to having to be patient with things on.

  • This expedition has been no different.

  • It's been nothing but eat sleep.

  • Think Everest for the last nine months came to station is in.

  • This environment is uncontrollable.

  • It's hostile.

  • It doesn't care whether we're successful on our expedition, and we have to be prepared to deal with that as best as possible.

  • Wait, wait.

  • Yeah, it's about 10:45 p.m. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't be nervous.

  • I am.

  • I know how big challenges ahead.

  • E.

  • I feel very confident in our team way.

  • No, that way may be limited by the weather.

  • So we're gonna try and get up there.

  • Justus, the sun is rising when the winds are lowest way have maximum frocks in about three hours to install the station, we need to be efficient and work as a team.

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  • Hi.

  • Having in that area and after this was national.

  • Well, well done.

  • Sitting with the batteries, people of the world, you know, we invented the boxes there.

  • Wait.

  • We'll be worried we won't be everything clearly way may make a mistake.

  • That means we leave those stations in a position that sub optimal that they're not transmitting.

  • Then we tried to hold heart the dark records Some of the outfits talked about Come off.

  • You can help there too.

  • My fear is I won't know my limitation.

  • That all the efforts for nothing it's about being resilient in the face of a mountain really doesn't care about you.

  • Yeah, Temperature, get over here.

  • Get up.

  • However, when that shut off, it's a rare opportunity to come here and do a scientific expedition like this.

  • This is the highest registration in the world that gives us information to plan for future scenarios of climate change.

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  • I'm not for the hard stuff in stores, the balcony ever mhm.

  • Just flying in a certain place in such a great job.

  • Yeah, okay.

It's just me against Everest is one of the most extreme environments on the planet, and nobody has ever fully quantified the climate conditions up there.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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