Geographic Inquiry Why is Mount Everest and the Himalayas located in the countries they are located in and how does it effect the surround climate?

Where is Mt Everest and the Himalayas located?

Mt Everest and the Himalayas are located right in between Nepal and China as the peak is the border (picture sourced from "Where Is Mount Everest?" The Gemeni Geek. The Gemeni Geek, 1 Jan. 2016. Web. 22 Nov. 2016.)

How and when was Mt Everest and the Himalayas formed?

Mt Everest and the Himalayas were formed by the collision of India and Asia many years ago, when this occurred the Eurasian plate crumpled up and override the Indian plate, the plates are still converging to this day

Photo sourced by "The 2004 Boxing Day and Earthquake Tsunami, Indonesia." Dynamic Earth. N.p., 2011. Web. 22 Nov. 2016.

Mt Everest is 29,029 ft tall (348348 inches) and grows 2.4 inches per year

Everest's Highest Point and still growing

How do Mountains and The Himalayas effect the climate of the area?

Mountains have two sides to them a windy side and dry side in this case Mt Everest is year round covered by snow at the peak but the optimal climbing months include

The 6 weather periods of Everest include

Summer when its Very Wet,

Autumn Window when its dry, warm and calm,

Autumn when its very windy, very cold, dry and dark,

Winter when its very windy, very cold, dry and dark

Spring when its windy, cold and dry

Spring Window when its dry, warm and calm

sourced from "The Climate of Mount Everest." The Climate of Mount Everest, Weather on Mount Everest, Climate on Mt Everest. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2016.

As wind blows through mountains there is a tunnel effect the increases the force of the wind

How Mt Everest and the Himalayas effect the climate around China and Nepal

Nepal Rain Map sourced by "Climate & Weather." Mountain Leader Nepal Training. N.p., 2013. Web. 22 Nov. 2016.
Rain map of China sourced by @TheWatchers_. "Heavy Rain Causes Waterlog, Interfers Traffic in Central China." The Watchers - Watching the World Evolve and Transform. N.p., 2011. Web. 22 Nov. 2016.

In two maps you can clearly see that on the Nepal side of Mt Everest there is considerably a less amount of rain compared to the china side. This is due to China's side getting more rain compared to the Nepal side.

Conclusion

Conclusion

Mountains have many benefits to human civilization such as blocking city's from wind, providing fresh water to city's and villages and many other important factors for life

Citations

"Mount Everest Height." Mount Everest Height - How Tall Is Mt Everest - How High Is Mount Everest - Mt Everest Elevation. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2016.

Nuwer, Rachel. "Mount Everest Formed Because of India's Relentless Push Against Asia." Smithsonian Magazine. Smithsonian, n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2016.

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