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How scientists turned the world’s highest mountain into a climate laboratory

During April and May last year, a multi-disciplinary team of more than 30 biologists, glaciologists, geologists, meteorologists, and geographers fanned out across Everest’s southern flank, conducting fieldwork high on the mountain, as well as across the Khumbu Valley.“We believe the best way to do science on Everest isn’t just to do one kind of science, but do many kinds of science,” says Paul Mayewski of the University of Maine, the leader of the effort, which saw the National Geographic Society partner with Tribhuvan University and the Government of Nepal. Read more...



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