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Frontier Science

Observatory Builds New Wind Sensors for Frontier Science on Everest

Two new instruments designed by the Observatory are measuring wind speeds on the world's highest weather stations, helping climate scientists better understand how trade winds interact with humidity, temperature, and sunlight on a high-altitude glacier that provides drinking water to over a billion people. 

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Climate Response

 A Mountain Responds to Climate Change

Drawing from Mount Washington Observatory's long-term data set, research by Georgia Murray and her colleagues shows Mount Washington's response to climate change is now "statistically significant." 

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Higher Summits

Forecasts Keep Climbing School Leader in the Know

Paul McCoy guides groups to higher summits throughout the winter climbing season, relying on Observatory forecasts to anticipate weather systems and keep people safe in the backcountry.

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