How do sea levels impact air pressure on Mount Everest?
April 11, 2014 7:42 AM Subscribe
As the sea level rises and falls, how does that impact air pressure on Mount Everest?
posted by burnfirewalls to Science & Nature (13 answers total)
Climbers on Mount Everest typically use bottled oxygen because of the low air pressure that reduces the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream. If the oceans rose, would it become easier to oxygenate your blood at high altitudes? And if the sea level dipped, would it become harder?
These are the things that keep me up until 3am, staring at a dark ceiling and mustering my inconceivably small amount of meteorological and climatological knowledge.