Mount Washington Observatory

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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. Mount Washington Observatory’s weather station, located at the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington, is one of only a handful of permanently-staffed mountaintop stations in the world, and the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. The Observatory’s robust technological infrastructure, skilled staff scientists and full-service logistical support make it a truly remarkable research destination. Mount Washington is a non-profit research and educational institution working to advance understanding of Earth's weather and climate.

Mission Statement

To advance understanding of the natural systems that create Earth's weather and climate.