The Chinese team that made the everest expedition, measured the depth of snow at the summit of Everst with a precision radar.
In the measurement, found that the average snow layer height at the summit was an estimated 9.5 meters plus/minus 1.2 meters. The result was recently published in The Cryosphere magazine.
The content in question was obtained by team members who recently went to Everest as part of the second comprehensive scientific expedition on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau.
Radar measuring one thousand megahertz (1,000 MHz) was used within the framework of the research team’s radar profile measurement method, and it was measured step by step from the stone floor on the slope to the summit.
Yang Wei, an official from the Tibetan Plateau Research Institute affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, reported that radar measurements show that the snow thickness is gradually increasing along the northern ridge of the mountain, which allows researchers to more accurately interpret the data obtained.
The results of the operation on Everest are of such a nature that there are available data on the dynamics of change of the cryosphere (ice floe) and lithosphere (stone mass) at very high altitudes.
These measurements also show a new direction towards better containment of climate change occurring at very high altitudes, according to team leader Yao Tandong.
Source: China International Radio