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Impact Stories2022-11-11T09:59:41-05:00

Citizen CATE Q+A with State Coordinator Jackie Bellefontaine

Citizen CATE Q+A with State Coordinator Jackie Bellefontaine By MWOBS Staff On April 8th the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth and will completely block out the sun in portions of the United States, including northern New England, creating a rare spectacle that won’t be seen again

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Information Integrity and the Importance of Metadata

Information Integrity and the Importance of Metadata By MWOBS Staff Climatology, or climate science, is the study of Earth's climate by “recording and analyzing weather patterns throughout the world and understanding the atmospheric conditions that cause them” (National Geographic Society, 2023). Climatological records typically refer to periods of 30 years;

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Mountain Forecasting and Its Applications to Avalanche Safety and Search & Rescue

Mountain Forecasting and Its Applications to Avalanche Safety and Search & Rescue By MWOBS Staff The White Mountains are renowned for adventure and extreme weather. Specialized weather information like the Higher Summits Forecast helps search and rescue teams, avalanche experts, and the outdoor community at-large anticipate weather and make

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In-School Visits Inspire Future Weather Scientists

In-School Visits Inspire Future Weather Scientists By MWOBS Staff 2023 has been a pivotal year for educational programs at the Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS). “This year, we’ve seen explosive growth both in the interest in our programming, and also in the programs we’ve developed here,” Brian Fitzgerald, Director of Education,

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A Classroom on the Tallest Peak of New England

A Classroom on the Tallest Peak of New England By Brian Fitzgerald Eighth grade students from Whitefield, NH visit the summit of Mount Washington in late May. Beginning this spring, Mount Washington Observatory (MWOBS) staff have been rolling out an expanded suite of school-based programs throughout the region, thanks

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Virtual Classroom Inspires Young Homeschooling Student

Virtual Classroom Inspires Young Homeschooling Student By MWOBS Staff Evan Cherepowich studies a snowflake using a precipitation board, microscope, and housing unit, an assembly he was inspired to create following one of the Observatory’s many Virtual Classroom programs. If you value our work in weather and climate education, consider

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The Role of Elevation-Based Forecasts in Backcountry Safety

The Role of Elevation-Based Forecasts in Backcountry Safety By MWOBS Staff The southern Presidential Range summits with snow at sunrise on Oct. 11. If you value our work in mountain forecasting, consider supporting our mission. Spreading the word about severe weather in the White Mountains has become an increasingly

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Meteorologist Looks Back at Launching Her Career on Mount Washington

Meteorologist Looks Back at Launching Her Career on Mount Washington By MWOBS Staff Sarah Long is shown in the WMTW News 8 studio in Portland, ME. If you value our work in launching careers in weather and climate, consider supporting our mission. During her undergraduate studies, Sarah Long knew

By |December 10th, 2022|Categories: Impact Stories|Comments Off on Meteorologist Looks Back at Launching Her Career on Mount Washington

Observatory Builds New Wind Sensors for Frontier Science on Everest

Observatory Builds New Wind Sensors for Frontier Science on Everest The expedition team constructs a new weather station, which includes a Mount Washington Observatory custom-built wind sensor, at Bishop Rock just below Mount Everest's summit in May 2022. The expedition was supported by National Geographic and Rolex through their

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Higher Summits Forecast Keeps Climbing School Leader in the Know

Paul McCoy guides ice and rock climbing, mountaineering, and ski outings in the White Mountains. He relies on Mount Washington Observatory forecasts to anticipate weather and keep people safe in the backcountry. If you value these forecasts, consider supporting our mission. Long before reaching treeline, Paul McCoy has a good

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