In 2012 January, The Földgömb Foundation for Expedition Research launched a surveying expedition with the aim of starting long-term data collection on the world's highest volcano, the 6893 m high Ojos del Salado. The expedition's importance is delivered by the location and its extreme environment as well as the fact that this had been the first long-term environmental and climate measurement ever launched at such a high altitude on Earth. The main rationale of our research is the fact that this area is an extreme environment—which is common knowledge—but the major causing factors for its extremity are still undiscovered. Data and analyses of this long-term (several years) monitoring project will provide us basic information about environmental parameters, moreover, their monitored changes give us insight in to the dynamism of climate change and its consequences.
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