Bolivian observatory collects data as glaciers melt
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA—THE snow appears to be pristine on the Andean peaks that loom above Bolivia’s capital, but
even here ash and smog reach up to a remote plateau that is home to the world’s highest atmospheric observatory.
It’s an ideal site for a team of international scientists who collect data on pollution that has contributed to the rapid disappearance of Andean glaciers.
Research at the Chacaltaya station, which is at 5,240 metres above sea level, has a