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Meteorological Features at 6523 m of Mt. Qomolangma (Everest) between 1 May and 22 July 2005
Xie Aihong; Ren Jiawen; Qin Xiang; Jiang Youyan
Corresponding AuthorXie AH
2006-09
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
Volume3Issue:3Pages:181–190
AbstractMt. Qomolangma (Everest), the highest mountain peak in the world, has little been studied extensively from a meteorological perspective, mostly because of the remoteness of the region and the resultant lack of meteorological data. An automatic weather station (AWS), the highest in the world, was set up on 27 April 2005 at the Ruopula Pass (6523 m asl) on the northern slope of Mt. Qomolangma by the team of integrated scientific expedition to Mt. Qomolangma. Here its meteorological characteristics were analyzed according to the 10-minute-averaged and 24-hour records of air temperature, relative humidity, air pressure and wind from 1 May to 22 July 2005. It is shown that at 6523 m of Mt. Qomolangma, these meteorological elements display very obvious diurnal variations, and the character of averaged diurnal variation is one-peak-and-one-vale for air temperature, one-vale for relative humidity, two-peak-andtwo- vale for air pressure, and one-peak with day-night asymmetry for wind speed. In the 83 days, all the air temperature, relative humidity and air pressure increased with some different fluctuations, while wind speed decreased gradually and wind direction turned from north to south. The variations of relative humidity had great fluctuations and obvious local differences. Then the paper discusses the reason for the characters of diurnal and daily variations. Compared with the corresponding records in May 1960, 5-day-averaged maximums, minimums and diurnal variations of air temperature in May 2005 were a:arently lower.
KeywordMt. Qomolangma (Everest) Radiation Air Temperature Relative Humidity Pressure
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/6120
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science _Journal of Mountain Science-2006_Vol3 No.3
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Xie Aihong,Ren Jiawen,Qin Xiang,et al. Meteorological Features at 6523 m of Mt. Qomolangma (Everest) between 1 May and 22 July 2005[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2006,3(3):181–190.
APA Xie Aihong,Ren Jiawen,Qin Xiang,&Jiang Youyan.(2006).Meteorological Features at 6523 m of Mt. Qomolangma (Everest) between 1 May and 22 July 2005.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,3(3),181–190.
MLA Xie Aihong,et al."Meteorological Features at 6523 m of Mt. Qomolangma (Everest) between 1 May and 22 July 2005".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 3.3(2006):181–190.
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