Chinese scientists begin ecological security project on Everest
Chinese experts have begun working on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau dynamics of environmental change at Everest's peak.
A group of Chinese experts has begun work on enhancing Mount Everest's ecological security barrier system on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
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The research focuses on water, ecology, and human activities in order to better understand the dynamics of environmental change at the peak in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
According to Chinese State Council Information, their team climbed Mount Everest, also known in China as Mount Qomolangma, on Tuesday as part of the second comprehensive research trip to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
In 2017, China organized a comprehensive scientific expedition, with the current expedition serving as its second component. Its goal is to research climatic and environmental changes in the Mount Everest region, including the effects of westerly winds and monsoons, as well as human physiological reactions in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and ecological dynamics.
The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the highest and biggest plateau on the planet, is known as "the roof of the world" and the "water tower of Asia."
It is located at an elevation of 3,000-5,000 meters (10,000-16,000 feet) and is the source of some of the world's greatest rivers. The location provides a unique glimpse into Earth's development, the progress of life, and the interaction between people and the planet.