2013-09-24 13:42:20.000 – Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Meteorologist
We had some very special visitors on the summit yesterday.
Leonid Vasiliev, a meteorologist from Arkhangelsk, Russia, paid us a visit, along with his interpreter, Nina Fedoseeva.
We spent this time sharing information about our respective organizations: learning about the tools and instrumentation each of us utilize, and discussing the methods of observing and collecting meteorological data.
Despite the mixing of two very different cultures within the confines of the Observatory last night, it was amazing to witness the barriers that a common interest, i.e. meteorology, can easily break through. All of the observers and interns who had the opportunity to share in this amazing experience were extremely grateful, and took a great deal away from this abbreviated visit!
And while we were comparing meteorological notes inside, the weather was doing its best to keep matters interesting outside as well, with strong northwest winds gusting over 80 mph, temperatures in the mid 20s, and plenty of rime ice!
Mike Carmon, Weather Observer/Meteorologist