Join Brian Clark, Rebecca Scholand, and Ryan Knapp from the Mount Washington Observatory for a discussion about the weather experienced in the White Mountain Alpine area. Learn about the extreme environment that the alpine zone endures and the factors that make the summit of Mount Washington, “Home of the World’s Worst Weather.” The Alpine Weather program on Tuesday, January 31,6-9pm, is the latest in Tin Mountain’s Adult Nature Course on Alpine Ecology. You do not need to have attended previous sessions to participate.
Brian Clark is a Weather Observer and Education Specialist for the Mount Washington Observatory. Brian blames his passion for weather on his father, who is an expert senior forecaster and forensic meteorologist for AccuWeather, Inc. He has been working for the Observatory since January of 2006. Ryan Knapp is a Weather Observer and Meteorologist for the Observatory. Ryan first became interested in weather at an early age when he was part of his local schools ski club and would watch the morning weather reports to tell others about the day’s weather. He began working for the Observatory in December of 2005. Rebecca Scholand is the organization’s Operations Assistant. Having a pilot as a father, Rebecca enjoyed aviating from an early age. With weather an integral part of flying Rebecca took a strong interest in learning more. She has been working with the Observatory in various roles since May of 2010.
Brian, Rebecca, and Ryan will provide an overview of basic meteorological concepts and challenges faced onMount Washingtonand the area’s higher summits. They will also provide an in depth look at how the weather on the high peaks shapes the alpine zone as well as how data collected using the Mesonet system is aiding in further studies of alpine ecology. By the end of the presentation, there should be no question whyMount Washingtonboasts the superlative of “world’s worst weather.” For more information or reservations, please call 447-6991. There is a course fee of $15/member and $20/non-member.