Dr. Shafer forecasted for a Mount Everest Expedition

For the past several weeks, Dr. Jay Shafer provided weather forecasts for a Mount Everest expedition. May is one of the most popular months to scale Everest before the peak is shrouded by rain, cold and clouds brought on by the monsoon in June. This was also a unique opportunity for several students to volunteer their time and hone their forecasting skills. Students also helped produce in-house model graphics and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) maps of Mount Everest’s topography and campsites. With the recent reports of several deaths on Mount Everest, Local 22 News meteorologist and Lyndon State Atmospheric Science alumnus Torrance Gaucher (’14) interviewed Dr. Shafer about how altitude and weather affects climbers.

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