high-altitude station

high-altitude station

[′hī ¦al·tə‚tüd ′stā·shən]
(meteorology)
A weather observing station at a sufficiently high elevation to be nonrepresentative of conditions near sea level; 6500 feet (about 2000 meters) has been given as a reasonable lower limit.
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The observatory of Gornergrat belongs to the Jungfraujoch Foundation, which also maintains another Swiss high-altitude station, the Sphinx Observatory at 3,580 meters.

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