Capabilities and Rates

Learn about our robust technological infrastructure, skilled staff scientists, and full-service logistical support.

Research Projects

Topics of our current studies include near-surface lapse rates, factors influencing the sensitive alpine zone, and high-mountain instrumentation.

Product Testing

Mount Washington’s extreme weather and accessible terrain provide an ideal setting to test new designs and prototypes.

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Teachers join our snowy commute to Mount Washington Observatory.

Past Research Projects

Topics include atmospheric boundary layer, air quality, snowpack energy monitoring, icing conditions, and much more.

Sustaining a weather station at the summit since 1932 has given scientists one of the world’s most valuable data sets for studying high-terrain weather and climate, as well as extensive knowledge and best practices for instrument design and data quality.

Mount Washington’s location at the convergence of three major storm tracks, combined with its elevation and unique topography, create extraordinary weather extremes unlike anywhere on Earth. It’s the ideal natural laboratory to learn about weather, climate, atmosphere, and biosphere. Our unique data set and comprehensive array of surface data make Mount Washington Observatory ideally suited to host or collaborate on many kinds of weather and climate research.

“The Observatory probably has more experience than anybody around the world at measuring the weather in an extreme location, and in particular measuring the wind and developing innovative sensors and technology to maintain high-quality wind observations.”

– Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer

Research Support

Synoptic Data

Synoptic Data Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) aids in the exchange of Earth Data to allow government agencies, businesses, and the public easy access to environmental information for use in their daily activities, operations, and decision-making processes.

Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

Northern Border Regional Commission

A Federal-State partnership for economic and community development within the most distressed counties of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York.

Waterman Fund

The Waterman Fund fosters the spirit of wildness and strengthens the stewardship and understanding of the alpine areas of northeastern North America to conserve their ecological, cultural, and recreational values.

University Partners

Plymouth State University

We believe that deep learning is fostered through action, and from your first year onward every PSU student will engage in at least two hands-on projects that have tangible outcomes to add to your résumé.

University of New Hampshire

We’re New Hampshire’s flagship public research university. This means we’re committed to pursuing research that contributes to the greater good.

Vermont State University

Vermont State University brings together the best of Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College.

Howard University

We prepare diverse, talented and ambitious students to learn, lead and embody excellence in truth and service.

Jackson State University

At Jackson State University, we prepare our students to be global leaders by challenging them to improve themselves and inspiring them to elevate their vision to go further.

University of Vermont

The University of Vermont offers a peak academic experience that translates to student success. Explore our offerings.

University of Delaware

UD is nationally ranked, with award-winning faculty, a beautiful, vibrant campus, and opportunities to change the world in our campus labs and classrooms, or through internship and study abroad programs around the globe.

Contact: Jay Broccolo, Director of Weather Operations (603) 356-2137, ext. 231