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Tibet to build ecological monitoring network around Mt. Qomolangma
14:33, April 14, 2009  

Tourists on the way to Mt. Qomolangma, photo from Xinhua.

The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is to build 6 unattended automatic weather stations, which will create an ecological monitoring network for the Mt. Qomolangma Nature Reserve, sources from the TAR Meteorology Bureau.

The newly-built weather stations will be located at the main routes for mountaineering and ecological tourism as well as the key places for studying the environmental changes of Mt. Qomolangma Nature Reserve.

The project is expected to start construction within 2009 and the lowest autonomic weather station will be at the altitude of 4,200 meters with the highest one at an altitude of 6,500 meters.

The autonomic weather stations will play an important role in scientific research, mountaineering weather services and environmental protection for the nature reserve.

Since 2004, the TAR Meterology Bureau has built 6 meteorological observatories on 6 spots between the Qomolangma Base Camp and the spot at the altitude of 6,200 meters.

Source:China Tibet Information Center

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