Why Mount Everest's height keeps changing

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The world's tallest mountain just got a little taller - here's why.
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In December of 2020, China and Nepal made a joint announcement about a new measurement for Mount Everest: 8,849 meters. This is just the latest of several different surveys of Everest since the first measurement was taken in 1855. The reasons why the height has fluctuated have to do with surveying methodology, challenges in determining sea level, and the people who have historically been able to measure Everest.
We mention this NOAA post in the end tag of the video, which addresses another way to measure the height of mountains: oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/highestpoint.html
NOAA has more information about the geoid here: oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/geoid.html
More reading:
www.npr.org/2020/11/24/938736955/how-tall-is-mount-everest-hint-its-changing
www.nytimes.com/2020/12/08/world/asia/mount-everest-china-nepal.html
www.newyorker.com/magazine/1954/06/05/tenzing-of-everest
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DARE AYOADE
DARE AYOADE 14 घंटे पहले
2:27 incorrect placement of the 90 degrees angle..smh
SergeantDelio
SergeantDelio दिन पहले
Sealevel is 63 Blocks from bedrock. ez!
Tejas Deolasi
Tejas Deolasi दिन पहले
I don't really understand why they need to measure the height of a mountain up to so many significant digits.
Santi
Santi 2 दिन पहले
You guys should make a video about colonization.
Thales Catão Ferreira de Morais
Thales Catão Ferreira de Morais 2 दिन पहले
Its all because of climate change. Bitcoin doesn't care.
Sudip
Sudip 3 दिन पहले
Everything was going well until he called tenzing norgay is indian and i throw my phone in my brother face.
Binay Gautam
Binay Gautam 5 दिन पहले
What are u saying Nepal and India 😏😏?
Rush Gurung
Rush Gurung 5 दिन पहले
In Nepal, we call Mount Everest as Sagarmatha. Sagar means sky and matha means forehead which means “forehead of the sky”
kąlsjzj
kąlsjzj 5 दिन पहले
New Zealand gang wya??
7FI5YUMI
7FI5YUMI 6 दिन पहले
Tenzin norgay sherpa from nepal and india?? How?? Why would you add india??
MRMIRKA GT
MRMIRKA GT 7 दिन पहले
0:16 CHECK SUBTITLES (Norgay) Isn't it supposed to be Norway?
MRMIRKA GT
MRMIRKA GT 3 दिन पहले
@Reedrex Its not a joke. I saw it for real
Reedrex
Reedrex 4 दिन पहले
I genuinely cant understand if this a joke or not lol
Draken Kun
Draken Kun 8 दिन पहले
Sherpa are only from Nepal not from India
T Song
T Song 10 दिन पहले
The funniest thing is the Everest's height had to be "agreed upon". Pretty sure the Chinese picked a lucky number. Having so many 8s and 6s by chance is unlikely.
Twerk Man
Twerk Man 10 दिन पहले
*High Altitude Twerking*
Ayush Shrestha
Ayush Shrestha 10 दिन पहले
Tenzing Norgay is From Nepal not India. Please, get ur facts right.
M
M 11 दिन पहले
im about 100% sure native nepalese climbed everest way before any white man even knew it existed
John Johnson
John Johnson 11 दिन पहले
I’m glad she mentioned other mountain measuring techniques at the end
Sai Tarun
Sai Tarun 11 दिन पहले
I am actually interested to know if there is a possibility that any tectonic movement or any geographical activity cause a mountain to "grow" and reach a height taller than mt.Everest.?
himanshu tripathi
himanshu tripathi 12 दिन पहले
With all that information you guys could also tell, who was the first person to ever measured it and instead who had been reworded.
NomyHbk 99
NomyHbk 99 12 दिन पहले
This video is a racist. How can you say Tenzing is from Nepal and India. He is Nepalese. Imagine saying Edmund was from New zealand and Australia. How does this even get approved for INcds. Time to file a law suit.
David Guthary
David Guthary 12 दिन पहले
Fun fact: the initial measurement of Everest's height came out to exactly 29,000 ft. When it was published, they deliberately changed it to 29,002 ft to avoid accusations of rounding or low precision.
Rasik Shakya
Rasik Shakya 13 दिन पहले
Sherpas live in the northern most part of Nepal and india lies to the south, how can you tell Tenzin Norgay Sherpa as a Nepali and an Indian?
Jedilordlog
Jedilordlog 13 दिन पहले
2:24 d..di... did she just draw a right angle on a non 90 Degree angle?!?!?!
Shariar Seeam
Shariar Seeam 14 दिन पहले
First height was calculated by radhanath sikhdar.
Gordon Fiala
Gordon Fiala 15 दिन पहले
The curvature of the earth implicates triangulation. They don't know it.
Gordon Fiala
Gordon Fiala 15 दिन पहले
Oh. They said the same thing as me.
Roger Onslow
Roger Onslow 15 दिन पहले
"And thanks to global warming it's always rising" You had to include that nonsense didn't you?
Pagal Premi
Pagal Premi 16 दिन पहले
How der you... tenjing Sherpa is Nepali proud .... How der call Indian plz respect our legend or country... plz research den you speak... Your country power full so mind is small or country is you call anything..plz respect
Max bupa m
Max bupa m 17 दिन पहले
ThNks ! I love u
Rana Banik
Rana Banik 17 दिन पहले
Why cant they just airlift scientists there on top of the peak? Why does it have to climbed all the way from ground to measure heights?
Daeng Rombo
Daeng Rombo 18 दिन पहले
7:29 astronot be like : am i a joke to you
lil earbud
lil earbud 18 दिन पहले
Just use a measuring tape
Dumitra Dragomir
Dumitra Dragomir 19 दिन पहले
:awesome:
Dumitra Dragomir
Dumitra Dragomir 19 दिन पहले
:awesome:
Labeeb
Labeeb 22 दिन पहले
music name at the end?
Chandan Sinha
Chandan Sinha 25 दिन पहले
My city is in this map at 3:09 "right where the british india appears and covers it", it's under the british india mark can you find the name
Seewani
Seewani 25 दिन पहले
Tenzing is a nepalese, and he's from not india.
Spiritual Motivation
Spiritual Motivation 27 दिन पहले
Proud to be Nepali
Nishi Sanghvi
Nishi Sanghvi 27 दिन पहले
Love how you concluded it💯
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Anneleu Marie Legaspi
Anneleu Marie Legaspi 27 दिन पहले
This video makes my cry with Geomatic tears 😭😭
Nayan Krishnan
Nayan Krishnan 28 दिन पहले
The mathematician was Bengali Radhanath Shikdar 🇧🇩❤️
Gualdemar Gutierrez
Gualdemar Gutierrez 28 दिन पहले
If it took two centuries and the creation of a global satellite network to correct Mr. Everest measurement by 9 mts... (0.1%) Mount Everest has a well deserved name indeed.
Apil Pokharel
Apil Pokharel 28 दिन पहले
Not from india only nepal
Patrichi Ștefan
Patrichi Ștefan 29 दिन पहले
2:23 what's that line there? a median-height?
Anubhav Pal
Anubhav Pal महीने पहले
So everytime there's a massive earthquake, they are gonna head out there to get the new height ?
Narayan Sharma
Narayan Sharma महीने पहले
Tenzing is from Nepal not Nepal and India
Gabriel Lockett
Gabriel Lockett महीने पहले
Am I the only one to catch Messi's jersey?
Ronen Ray
Ronen Ray महीने पहले
Mount Everest be like: I EAT A METER OF ROCK FOR EVERY MEAL
Solo traveller Sulove Aryal
Solo traveller Sulove Aryal महीने पहले
how it come tenzing from Nepal n india 🤔🤔🤔🤔 he is only from Nepal belongs to sherpas commuinity ..
Nathan Ngumi
Nathan Ngumi महीने पहले
Wow, very interesting...
Ak Sharma
Ak Sharma महीने पहले
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JBot 2
JBot 2 महीने पहले
getting Scary when they talk about bodies bein found me: bodies makin everest height go boom boom
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Jay S.
Jay S. महीने पहले
Thanks for calling it Tibet, and not China.
Spectacular Spaghetti
Spectacular Spaghetti महीने पहले
The fact that it took 200 years to let Nepal decide the height of their own mountain is kind of mind-blowing though
EyaN 11
EyaN 11 महीने पहले
Well Nepalese political history is truely messed up... "we hav to read a lot
Hanna Meawad
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Nirwan Joshi
Nirwan Joshi महीने पहले
How and why is tenzing norgay a nepalese and indian? He is Nepalese. Period. You need to change it.
VISHNU VARDHAN
VISHNU VARDHAN 13 दिन पहले
@J J 😂😂😂 who are you? Christian ?
J J
J J 13 दिन पहले
@VISHNU VARDHAN Was it ever united then? No physical or archaelogical evidences suggests it as an single nation but it is often used as an collective term used to define this subcontinent!
VISHNU VARDHAN
VISHNU VARDHAN 13 दिन पहले
@J J Bharatam is very ancient and was named by Rama's brother. , king Bharata. Where Sita was from Koshala desha (present day Nepal)
VISHNU VARDHAN
VISHNU VARDHAN 13 दिन पहले
@J J well there were many indian kingdoms risen and fallen but Nepal at that time was ruled by a branch of Rajput clan.
VISHNU VARDHAN
VISHNU VARDHAN 13 दिन पहले
@J J yes
sodaspop
sodaspop महीने पहले
Interesting, until I heard "global warming," then I bailed, didn't see the rest.
Gabriel Neefs
Gabriel Neefs महीने पहले
Why don’t they just use an aircraft altimeter ?
Huggsmd 1
Huggsmd 1 महीने पहले
The neplease call everest Chomoumlunga as well
J J
J J 14 दिन पहले
Local peoples of there call it Chomulungma, the mother goddess of earth while Monarchs of Nepal named it Sagarmatha, the forehead of great blue sky! Both names can be used!
EyaN 11
EyaN 11 महीने पहले
Nope sir....
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Shaswat Gautam
Shaswat Gautam महीने पहले
hlw guys Tenzing sherpa was born in nepal not india/nepal🙄
sh8mrick
sh8mrick महीने पहले
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Naveen Basnet
Naveen Basnet महीने पहले
Yo tenzing ain't from india
rtpoe
rtpoe महीने पहले
1. Everyone knows it as "Everest", and they know how to pronounce that. 2. If you change it to Sagarmāthā, you'll anger the people who want to call it Chomolungma - and vice-versa. The peak is on the border of two countries; which one gets to pick the name? Better to call it "Everest" as a neutral choice that pleases neither.
A Quiet Viewer
A Quiet Viewer महीने पहले
*CAUSE YOUR MOMS ON A DIET*
Raven Bishop
Raven Bishop महीने पहले
It's not called global warming any more. Get with the program.
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Shuvo Biswas
Shuvo Biswas महीने पहले
Background music name please?
Jkjkjk
Jkjkjk महीने पहले
One side in Nepal and one side in China.
The Great Fladoodle
The Great Fladoodle महीने पहले
8:01 Mauna Kay-uh is how you pronounce it. Not Mauna Key-uh.
Ayush Aryal
Ayush Aryal महीने पहले
8848.86m
kawaly
kawaly महीने पहले
The height grows every year i think lol
Rishav Prasad
Rishav Prasad महीने पहले
Sir Edmund Hillary
snap crackle pop
snap crackle pop महीने पहले
Apparently George Everest pronounced him own name differently than we all do now. Eve (as in Christmas eve) rest, Eve~rest and not EVerest.
Koen v. Meijel
Koen v. Meijel महीने पहले
I used to think that Everest was a cool archaic word for furthest or highest (like "forever" + est) but no it's just some British bloke
Rajat Chaudhary
Rajat Chaudhary महीने पहले
India has measured Everest height more than any other country.
nils pils
nils pils महीने पहले
2:25 that is not a right Angle
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My life is complete now.
__ isagani
__ isagani महीने पहले
Why does the script of this video sounds like the NPR’s Short Wave podcast?
Davin McLaren
Davin McLaren महीने पहले
the death zone is an scp
Gabriel Kumontoy
Gabriel Kumontoy महीने पहले
Why isnt the Sherpa guide named?
Cassia
Cassia महीने पहले
George Everest pronounced his name "Eve-rest" not "Ever-est"!
DaBudKing
DaBudKing महीने पहले
So when do you measure sea level, at high tide or low?
Aly pixar
Aly pixar महीने पहले
Great video
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lychee luvv महीने पहले
hm its because of converging plates
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lord-ksa999
lord-ksa999 महीने पहले
Why is so important to know the height? Like I couldn’t care less
大头説电影
大头説电影 महीने पहले
I can tell you the answer in 10 second, because China and Nepal keep measuring the height of it and keep "arguing"(just sort of) and with a little bit more snow so that is why it keep changing, this video is just trash talking.
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0:22 my man took Messi t-shirt up there
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YtbGamer
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Own flags *shows a Messi kit*
Ashish Kafle
Ashish Kafle महीने पहले
Tenzing Norgay Sherpa is Nepali citizen , saying from Nepal and India does not make sense. Other than that nicely presented. Love from Nepal 🇳🇵🇳🇵🇳🇵
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